On Friday March 13th, Bloomberg published an article about the increased risk of COVID-19 for miners with black lung disease.

“As many as 20% of long-time miners may have black lung in central Appalachia, a historic bastion of U.S. coal production that includes parts of West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee. That would be an underlying health condition that could exacerbate the symptoms of Covid-19, the disease caused by the virus that was officially labeled a pandemic on Wednesday.”

View the article here.

A Note from ACLC staff: We hope all of our clients, their families, and our communities stay safe during this difficult time. While we’re not meeting with clients in person for now, we can be reached at our office number (606-633-3929) during regular business hours, Monday through Friday.