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Winter inversion could make the COVID-19 pandemic worse

Winter InversionAs Utah prepares for winter in the coming months, the ongoing threat and prevalence of COVID-19, a respiratory disease, will only bolster the health hazards posed by the anticipated inversion. Moreover, such exacerbation will likely disproportionately affect Salt Lake Valley’s underserved, less affluent and minority communities, who are likely more susceptible to respiratory illness due, in part, to geographical location and heightened exposure to ambient air pollution. There are meaningful connections to be made between the respiratory hazards of winter inversion in the Salt Lake area and the complex respiratory components of COVID-19.

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Last Updated: 10/21/20