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US Heat Deaths Among Older People Rising

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Click to expand Image Patrons get on an express bus set up by the city Phoenix, Arizona, to take people to a heat relief station inside the Phoenix Convention Center, May 29, 2020. © 2020 AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin In the past two decades, heat-related deaths for older persons in the US almost doubled, reaching a record high of 19,000 deaths in 2018, according to estimates issued today by a commission, formed by the medical journal Lancet, that tracks the impact of climate change on health. Older people are just one group vulnerable to hotter environments because of climate change. Excessive…


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