You don’t need data, just say climate change and it seems logical. From NBC4, Climate Change Could be Culprit With Legionnaires’ Disease on the Rise
An increase in cases in the Bronx and an increase since 2000 with the highest risks “elderly, cigarette smokers, people with chronic lung or immune system disease and those receiving immunosuppressive drugs. Most cases can be treated successfully with antibiotics — which is why those who have symptoms should seek immediate medical care.” Add also non-Hispanic blacks and you have all the environmental justice claims. Is climate change the culprit?
Dr. David N. Fisman, a professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, said in an email that he doubted the increase was the result solely of improved testing. The rise is linear and across all regions of the United States, he said.
It is difficult to be certain that climate change is a factor but it seems plausible, he said.
No real data on climate versus Legionnaires’. No look at reporting. No inspections of cooling towers for maintenance, cleaning, use of biocides, anything. Just add “climate change” and you have it.