Commentary: Wildfires endanger those with chronic illnesses

While I was out on a late-night walk with my dog during the record heat wave in Los Angeles that helped fuel the West Coast fires, a neighbor pointed to the sky and asked if I’d seen the moon. I glanced upward, looking for a white globular shape.Instead, I saw what looked like Mars. The moon was red.Five days later, I was reading my media feeds through eyes partially swollen shut. I’d gone to bed with a sore throat and woken up with painful angioedema (an allergic, potentially fatal swelling) in my face.I’m disabled from Sjogren’s syndrome, a systemic autoimmune disease that leaves me vulnerab…

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