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KHN on the Air This Week

KFF Health News Original

KHN and California Healthline staff made the rounds on national and local media this week to discuss their stories. Here’s a collection of their appearances.

Wildfires Provide Another Reason to Mask Up

KFF Health News Original

As the long U.S. fire season gets underway, it’s even more important for Western residents to have a good face mask. Unfortunately, most of the masks we’re wearing for COVID-19 aren’t great for smoke.

COVID Plans Put to Test as Firefighters Crowd Camps for Peak Wildfire Season

KFF Health News Original

Thousands of firefighters from across the U.S. have converged on the West as the wildfire season enters its peak. The inherently dangerous job now carries the additional risk of COVID-19 transmission, and fire managers are adapting their plans for crowded fire camps in the hope of preventing outbreaks that could sideline crews and weaken the nation’s firefighting infrastructure.

Must-Reads of the Week

KFF Health News Original

Newsletter editor Lauren Olsen wades through hundreds of health care policy stories each week, so you don’t have to.