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Pollution kills nine million people each year and sickens many more, mostly in poorer nations. The global health effects of climate change are not well quantified today and are likely to increase in the future, with lower-income countries again bearing the brunt of greater food insecurity, increased rates of chronic respiratory illnesses, and shifts in vector-borne diseases. This section explores the global health nexus between climate change and pollution and the possibilities for a more coherent policy approach to these issues.

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Weathering the Sahel

The overuse of land packs a punch that promises to get worse over time

Wildfires, Air Quality, and the Risk of Lung Diseases

Respiratory diseases caused by invisible "PM2.5" particles released by wildfires are a significant health risk to people

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Coronavirus in Samoa

Serendipitous twist of a tragic 2019 measles outbreak may have left small island nation unusually prepared for COVID-19

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Setting Expectations for the Return to "Normal"

As the China epicenter slowly returns to new normal, it's a world of facemasks, location scanning apps and travel rules

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A Wake-Up Call for Healthier Design

Good design principles and simple measures to prevent the spread COVID-19 inspired by African traditional health centers