Cooked: Survival by Zip Code
About a deadly heat wave in Chicago in July 1995. A staggering 739 people died over the course of a week. They were mostly poor, African American, and elderly. Following the crisis, an epidemiologist correlated heat deaths to zip code, prompting questions about how the city failed to support its most marginalized residents.
Michelle Landis Dauber, Judith Helfand, John W. Heltzel, Colleen Scott
African American, Chicago, heat wave, poverty
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