‘I’ve already got infected lungs’: for sick coal miners Covid-19 is a death sentence

‘I’ve already got infected lungs’: for sick coal miners Covid-19 is a death sentence Miners with black lung struggle during the pandemic with layoffs, benefit cuts and the threat of a virus that would almost certainly kill them Coronavirus – live US updatesLive global updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSeven years ago John Robinson of Coeburn, Virginia, was diagnosed with black lung. A coal miner for nearly 30 years, 54-year-old Robinson and many of his fellow workers already faced years of health issues. And then came Covid-19.Scarring of the lungs caused by years of coal dust inhalation, more formally known as coal workers’ pneumoconiosis, leaves miners at high risk of developing serious complications from coronavirus.… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/apr/19/ive-already-got-infected-lungs-for-sick-coal-miners-covid-19-is-a-death-sentence