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Why Affordable Housing is Important During Pandemic?

The coronavirus pandemic has had an overwhelming impact on many, and now the COVID-19 crisis also stands to exacerbate the nation’s sizable affordable housing shortage. With more people losing jobs and suffering other hardships—especially those in communities of color—the question of housing will play a larger role in the overall impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. …
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Study: Vapers 5 Times More Likely to Get COVID-19

We already know that smoking cigarettes, cigars, and other tobacco products result in worse coronavirus outcomes. What could be worse? Teenagers and young adults who vape face a much higher risk of COVID-19 than their peers who do not, according to new research from Stanford Univerity. In fact, that data—collected from a May 2020 national …
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As Schools Reopen, Latino Students Face COVID-19 Health Inequities

Schools and colleges across the U.S. have reopened for in-person classroom instruction — a decision that has greatly divided advocates and civic officials. What’s not up for debate is the fact that Latinos and other people of color are facing the brunt of COVID-19‘s severe direct and indirect impacts. Coronavirus significantly affects Latino children, as …
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How a Smoke-Free Policy Protects Apartment Tenants from Secondhand Smoke, COVID-19

Does someone smoke in your apartment complex? You might be inhaling your neighbor’s secondhand smoke. Inside multifamily dwellings, secondhand smoke can travel through doorways, halls, windows, ventilation systems, electrical outlets, and gaps around fixtures and pipes. Secondhand smoke, already a cancer-causing killer of millions, also might contribute to the spread of coronavirus. While there is …
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More Cities and States Passes Ban on Flavored Vaping Amid COVID-19

Since the start of the pandemic, many health experts say smoking and vaping increase the risk of COVID-19 This happens by weakening the function of the lungs making it more susceptible to coronavirus — as well as its overall impacts. Moreover, new data from Stnadford University shows that young people who vape are more susceptible …
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