Why the coronavirus couldn’t have come at a worse time for reeling Appalachian Kentucky

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is impacting the global economy and raising fears of a recession. What causes a recession and what are the signs? USA TODAY ELCOMB, Ky. — The two men sat on the covered porch of an aging mobile home along an Appalachian creek , a loud rain pinging off the sheet metal roof. Joe Goans’ four children were packed inside, shut out of school by the spreading coronavirus. He hadn’t worked in two weeks, and his carpentry jobs had all canceled. One small consolation was that a yellow school bus wound each morning through the one-time coal camp with free meals for his kids. Next to him, longtime coal miner Robbie Jonathan smoked a cigarette. He wasn’t certain if his recent health problems were black lung, but he knew he’d be in trouble if he contracted coronavirus. “These here don’t help none,” he admitted as he took […]

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