Focus: Emergency Preparedness

Medical evacuees called the new refugees of climate change

November 8, 2019

Wildfire evacuation is becoming the everyday reality in Northern California, according to an opinion piece on The New York Times website - written by a doctor from California
 
The healthcare system often serves as an early warning for larger challenges, the article said.
 
We must update the infrastructure required to meet basic human needs, including clean water, clean air and a safer environment. These are the bedrock principles of public health.
 
The healthcare system’s early warning light is blinking red. "When I took my solemn oath as a doctor, it wasn’t to evacuate hospitals. We must refuse to let this be our new normal," he wrote.
 
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