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Heatwaves are rolling out around the world. Like last year, Europe felt the burden of high temperatures all summer long. It made us long for the beach or other places with open water. Which is exactly as indicated in most national heat plans. So far, so good. But unfortunately, the recommendations from the heat plans often turn out to be diametrically opposed to those of the government to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Research carried out by the Free University of Amsterdam in collaboration with the RIVM and the Global Health Heat Information Network (GHHIN) has shown the impact of this problem.

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