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Coronavirus Finds WTC Responders, Survivors Especially Vulnerable

Posted 4/27/20

Among the scores of city civil servants who have died in the COVID-19 pandemic have been 9/11 World Trade Center cancer survivors like Det. Robert Cardona, who joined the NYPD in July 2001, just two months before the terrorist attacks.

The coronavirus is particularly lethal for people with pre-existing conditions like the tens of thousands of 9/11 first responders and civilian survivors who are enrolled with the World Trade Center Health Program and suffer from one or more cancers and other illnesses.

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