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Climate change and health care

Migrant Deaths
Eric Gay
An ambulance leaves the scene where police said dozens of people were found dead in a semitrailer in a remote area in southwestern San Antonio on June 27, 2022.

In today’s episode of "What’s Health Got to Do with It?" we gathered medical and environmental experts to examine the intersection of climate change and health care. We look at what warming temperatures and extreme weather events could mean for virus control, illness and health care infrastructure.


  • Brendan Rivers, lead reporter for WJCT’s ADAPT; host, ADAPT podcast.
  • Dr. Ankush Bansal, Palm Beach hospitalist and internist; board member, Physicians for Social Responsibility Florida Chapter and Florida Clinicians for Climate Action.
  • Dr. Brittany Beel, Emergency Department physician, Mayo Clinic.
  • Dr. Luke Wood, Emergency Department physician, Mayo Clinic.
  • Dr. Gregory Poland, Mary Lowell Leary professor of medicine, Mayo Clinic; director, Mayo Clinic Vaccine Research Group; editor-in-chief, Vaccine medical journal.
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