Wildfires in the West will have an enormous financial toll, but they are part of a more worrying trend of huge financial losses tied to extreme weather events caused by climate change.
Wildfire smoke isn't just bad for the environment — it also carries fine particles that cause respiratory and other health problems.
Many large outbreaks of COVID-19 have been tied directly to bars. An Orlando, Florida, bar has been linked to as many as 150 cases and more than 130 infections have been tied to a single bar in East Lansing, Michigan.
A Los Angeles man whose wife died of coronavirus is now in quarantine with symptoms. He still cannot get a test.