Coal Miners Must Stay Vigilant

Dr. Brandon Crum from United Medical Group and Rebecca Shelton from Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center describe the efforts underway in eastern Kentucky to help protect miners with black lung and other respiratory diseases who are especially vulnerable to COVID-19. Speaking at the June 10th meeting of the WV Association of Black Lung Clinics, Dr. Crum and Ms. Shelton hoped that conference participants, including health care providers and staff at black lung clinics, would be able to use activities they described to support patients in their clinics. They ended their presentation expressing concerns about the continuing spread of COVID 19 in the coalfields, especially as things open up.

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