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California readies for ‘realistic’ nightmare — raging wildfires during a pandemic

NBC News –

California is bracing for the possibility of a devastating wildfire season amid the coronavirus pandemic. One nightmare sequence of events could have California hospitals filled with patients from a resurgent coronavirus while a wildfire in the north forces the evacuation of tens of thousands of residents and blankets vast areas in smoke — potentially making people more susceptible to the respiratory symptoms of COVID-19.