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General News    H4'ed 7/15/20

Deregulation's Deadly Consequences: Report Details How Trump's Assault on Government Exacerbated Pandemic

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Trump's ongoing efforts to roll back regulations designed to protect the environment, workers & public health likely played a significant role in the spread of Covid-19 -- according to a new report released Tuesday nonpartisan policy think tank. NYU School of Law's Institute for Policy Integrity. The 45-page report titled 'Weakening Our Defenses' (pdf) details how Trump's far-reaching deregulatory push has exacerbated several major risk factors for contracting and spreading Covid-19, such as high levels of air pollution, hazardous working conditions, and lack of adequate health insurance. 'These rollbacks have put all of us—especially low-income communities, Black people and people of color, and essential workers—at higher risk of contracting and dying from Covid-19.'

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