As the economy shuts down, people around the world have noticed an unintended side effect: cleaner air. As it turns out, all that pollution has been making us sicker and potentially more vulnerable to outbreaks like coronavirus.
In this episode, we talk to Dr. Ari Bernstein about the links between climate change, health and the COVID-19 pandemic. Then we turn to how the US government has been exacerbating these problems by supporting fossil fuels.
And finally, the American public turns to scientists and experts to fight the coronavirus. But the Trump administration continues its efforts to push science out of government, even in the middle of a pandemic.