REPORT: Coronavirus cause for concern among burn pit veterans [VIDEO]

MARCH 25, 2020

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The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc across the country, especially among those with chronic respiratory problems and compromised immune systems.

These include 9/11 first responders and veterans who were exposed to the toxic plumes that emanated from burn pits. Both groups constitute large parts of a population living with a higher risk of serious complications from COVID-19.

The article goes on to state the following:

“We are taking a lot of caution,” said Will Thompson, a veteran from West Virginia, who had a double lung transplant in the past decade due to his exposure to burn pits in Mosul, Iraq.

Thompson, who was exposed to burn pits while he served two tours of duty, told Fox News, “I have had, from my transplant doctors to my VA doctor to my primary care physician, have all called me and said, ‘Do not leave your house whatsoever,’ because, you know, for me, it’s a no-brainer. If I get it, I’m pretty much on the losing end of it, unless God intervenes.”

During Thompson’s second tour in 2009, he started having coughing issues, and was first told it was just allergies. When he got back to Fort Stewart in Georgia, he was given antibiotics for pneumonia and sent home. An MRI revealed he had severe lung damage, and a biopsy revealed his lungs were filled with titanium, magnesium and iron. Now Thompson is terrified of contracting coronavirus, knowing it could be a death sentence.

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Also watch the video below, as one veteran describes his horrific experience in a recent interview.

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