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‘Compelling’ evidence air pollution worsens coronavirus – study

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Exclusive: best analysis to date indicates significant increases in infections, hospital admissions and death   There is “compelling” evidence that air pollution significantly increases coronavirus infections, hospital admissions and deaths, according to the most detailed and comprehensive analysis to date. The research indicates that a small, single-unit increase in people’s ...

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The Death of Lebanon’s Middle Class


A country with a proud history of trade and commerce is starting to crumble into permanent poverty. TRIPOLI, Lebanon—In the second-biggest city in Lebanon, activists are on a mission. They are scouting Tripoli’s middle-class neighborhoods, lined with well-kept apartment buildings and designer boutiques, for families who desperately need help but are too ...

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