Summer in the City with COVID-19

With no assurance that COVID-19 will fade with warmer weather, US cities prone to deadly heat waves are grappling with the notion of a summer without public pools, recreation centers, and cooling areas that can literally be lifesavers, The Washington Post reports.
 
The greatest concern is for low-income residents in packed housing projects where temperature control is a constant battle. The outdoor culture of city summers will make it even harder to convince people to stay home.
 
Distributing free air conditioners, subsidizing electricity bills, and opening more cooling centers are all potential solutions.
 
There is no one-size-fits-all solution for cities, though the WHO is drawing up guidelines to help decision makers. But one intervention is sure to be crucial anywhere: communities looking out for their most vulnerable neighbors, Scientific American reports.

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