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How COVID-19 is impacting a global climate summit in Scotland

Posted on AllSides October 25th, 2021
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As a global climate conference gets underway in Glasgow to deal with one public health crisis, it risks being disrupted by another: COVID-19.

Scotland’s health secretary, Humza Yousaf, told the BBC that organizers are taking precautions to mitigate the spread of the virus at the summit — such as daily testing and face mask requirements in certain areas — but that a spike in infections is possible.

"There is no public health expert in the world who would say there is no risk in the midst of a global pandemic to have tens...

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