Covid-19 & Climate Change .
People with chronic health conditions, lower-income are highly impacted by both COVID-19 and climate change, and pollution is at the heart of both problems. In countries like Kenya, COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a health crisis that has caused the shutting down of the economy, straining of health systems and a change in the social order.
Poor populations with lack of access to clean water, lack of emergency reserves, lack of access to health care systems are disproportionately impacted by both crises, thereby compounding their vulnerability to both the health and environmental risk. The poor communities are more susceptible to infection, yet lack the capacity to absorb its financial impact, while at the same time, their social safety nets have been degraded.
Health and our planet’s health are inextricably intertwined. Therefore, we need to take care of our environment as it impacts a lot around us, health, welfare and also the economy.