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Coronavirus Adds to Health Risks of Ailing 9/11 Responders

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Rescue workers and vehicles move around the wreckage of the World Trade Center in 2001.

Rescue workers and vehicles move around the wreckage of the World Trade Center in 2001.

Photographer: Mario Tama/Getty Images

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Michael Hollander has prostate cancer, thymus cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, and has had a piece of his heart removed — all linked to his emergency medical response to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.