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Since Elon Musks ownership of X the app formerly known as Twitter anti blackness on the platform has soared. According to a study done in 2022 anti black comments have been made more than 26 thousand times.

Elon musk himself has even went as far as to mock efforts against anti black racism by posting himself laughing at the woke movement which was created in an effort to combat racism and inequities within vulnerabley disadvantaged communities. Followed by him restoring accounts that encouraged hate against Black people specifically.

Furthermore Twitter has a habit of banning Black accounts who speak out against racism quicker than non Black accounts who spew hate regularly.

Some even speculate that twitters algorithm and policies have an embedded bias.

The censorship of Black activist accounts remains a pressing issue, equity is a must across all platforms on and offline.

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Valley fever is an environmental disease which increases the public’s risk during high wind gust and soil disturbance.

According to recent research California has seen an increase in the spread of a fungus that causes debilitating valley fever due to climate change.

It reveals itself as an infection of the lungs. Symptoms mimic COVID-19 and the flu and if left untreated or under diagnosed it can reach the blood stream and body.

Since underserved communities often lack access to adequate health care this poses the question of the severity of the risk/effect this increase will have on vulnerable low income communities in California. In 2015 a study was done by UC Davis that showed people in low income communities were more likely to die from valley fever.

It is imperative for additional data to be collected to assess why low income communities are at higher risk.

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The correlation between wind pollination and allergies is primarily related to the dispersal of pollen through the air.

Wind-pollinated plants produce large quantities of lightweight pollen that can be easily carried by wind over long distances. This type of pollen is a common allergen, and when individuals with pollen allergies come into contact with it, they may experience allergic reactions.

Airborne pollutants and allergens, such as pollen, mold spores, and dust particles, can be carried by wind over long distances. When individuals with allergies come into contact with these airborne particles, their immune systems may react, leading to symptoms such as sneezing, itching, nasal congestion, and respiratory discomfort.

Additionally, certain air pollutants, such as nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and ozone (O3), can cause inflammatory & respiratory issues and weaken the immune system, making individuals more susceptible to allergies. These pollutants are often generated by industrial activities, vehicle emissions, and other polluting sources.

It's worth noting that the severity of allergies can vary depending on an individual's sensitivity, the type and concentration of allergens present in the air, and the overall air quality. Environmental factors, including wind patterns, can influence the dispersal and concentration of allergens, potentially affecting the intensity of allergic reactions in specific locations.

It is important for individuals with pollen allergies to stay informed about local pollen forecasts and take appropriate measures to minimize exposure during peak pollen times. This may involve staying indoors, keeping windows closed, and using air filters to alleviate symptoms.

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