Confronting the ‘isolated, lonely, painful deaths’ from heat waves

In July 1995, Chicago went through an unforgiving multi-day bout of heat and humidity that took an estimated 739 lives. Ten refrigerated semitrailers were brought in to handle overflow at the city morgue – an image familiar to many who have seen the same as a result of COVID-19 in New York City and El … Continue reading Confronting the ‘isolated, lonely, painful deaths’ from heat waves