California Wildfires Have Been Fatal for Five
Wildfires in California have burned over 500,000 acres so far this year. https://t.co/ZIaL3GgtRd— Smithsonian Magazine (@SmithsonianMag) August 21, 2020
Health Editor’s Note: VT has been watching the California wildfires and they continue to burn in the extreme heat wave that is engulfing California. 270,000 acres of California burned in 2019 with 2018 being the most destructive wildfire year with over 7,500 fires annihilating 1,670,000 acres.
COVID-19 is adding complexity to admittance to evacuation centers where people must be screened for COVID-19. Someone who has been exposed to smoke will of course be coughing and possibly short of breath which are two main symptoms of coronavirus. Could we hope for lots of rain?……Carol