NCBLRDC supports UMWA request for a more robust COVID-19 response from MSHA

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NCBLRDC supports UMWA request for a more robust COVID-19 response from MSHA

Attached is a letter from the National Coalition of Black Lung & Respiratory Disease Clinics Inc. (NCBLRDC) to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) in support of the UMWA request for a more robust approach in responding to Covid-19. Read the UMWA letter here: https://umwa.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/032420-CER-Letter-David-Zatezalo-COVID-19.pdf


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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