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Racial minorities, homeless people, incarcerated populations and rural communities are among those most affected.

Racial minorities, homeless people, incarcerated populations and rural communities are among those most affected.

Wildfire smoke is an increasingly important public health issue – one that requires further research to understand the long-term effects of exposure

Wildfire smoke is an increasingly important public health issue – one that requires further research to understand the long-term effects of exposure

The severity of the new coronavirus — how many people might die from the viral infection — is the biggest question surrounding the outbreak, a panel of public health researchers said at the AAAS Annual Meeting.

The severity of the new coronavirus — how many people might die from the viral infection — is the biggest question surrounding the outbreak, a panel of public health researchers said at the AAAS Annual Meeting.

The severity of the new coronavirus — how many people might die from the viral infection — is the biggest question surrounding the outbreak, a panel of public health researchers said at the AAAS Annual Meeting.

The severity of the new coronavirus — how many people might die from the viral infection — is the biggest question surrounding the outbreak, a panel of public health researchers said at the AAAS Annual Meeting.

The annual award celebrates groundbreaking, federally funded basic research that has had a significant impact on human life, scientific advances and societal needs.