There are 13 diseases that have been transmitted by water according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Might we add COVID-19 to that list?
An op-ed by Assistant Professor of Urban Studies and Planning Marccus Hendricks in the Baltimore Sun sheds light on the growing danger of Baltimore’s deteriorating infrastructure in the wake of COVID-19, and how it disproportionately affects people in marginalized, urban neighborhoods. “The problem of contaminated waters and surfaces, and related disease will only worsen unless measures are taken in the immediate future to assess sanitary risks and microbial exposures associated with stormwater and waste management at the nexus of natural, built and human systems,” said Hendricks. Read more in his op-ed.