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Yifang Zhu study featured in UCLA Newsroom: Will our clean air last after COVID-19? UCLA study says it’s possible

Achieving net-zero emissions in California by 2050 can prevent thousands of deaths annually — in every community — researchers say.  “It doesn’t need to take a global pandemic to create cleaner air and healthier lives,” said Yifang Zhu, one of the study’s lead authors and a professor at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. “Climate action directly benefits people at a local and regional scale by creating cleaner air. The public health benefits are both immediate and long-term, and we can save the economy billions each year.”