Coronavirus & Black Lung: What to Know

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Coronavirus & Black Lung: What to Know

What We Know:

Coronavirus or officially known as COVID-19 is a new infectious respiratory virus. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11th, 2020.

Most people experience mild to moderate symptoms. Elderly and those living with pre-existing conditions tend to experience more severe symptoms and may require hospitalization.

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In the News:

March 23rd, 2020: Those with black lung disease among most vulnerable for having complications from COVID-19

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US DOL: Senior Level Former Coal Company Officials In Kentucky Charged For Defrauding Regulators About Black-Lung Causing Risks To Miners

Category : News

“United States Attorney Russell M. Coleman announced the charging of an additional former supervisor and safety official from Armstrong Coal, in addition to the eight previous officials charged by a federal grand jury, for conspiracy to defraud an agency of the United States government by deceit, trickery, and dishonest means. ”

Read more below in the US DOLs News release:
https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/msha/msha20190227


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Frontline episode “Coal’s Deadly Dust” airing 1/22

Frontline is doing a special on black lung featuring our very own Dr. Robert Cohen! The episode will air on January 22, 2018. Click here to view the trailer and check for your local listing.