19 Years After 9/11 Attacks, Health Impact Is Still Being Felt
Nineteen years after the terrorist attacks of September 11th 2001, first responders and community members who were in Lower Manhattan in the weeks and months after the attack are still diagnosed with 9/11 related illnesses. Lila Nordstrom, founder and executive director of Stuyhealth, discusses with CBS News correspondent Adriana Diaz what resources and assistance are available for these illness. A senior at Stuyvesant High School, blocks away from the World Trade Center, at the time of the attacks - Nordstrom shares how students turned to class three weeks after the attacks when the air quality was not safe. Nordstrom says there are lessons to be learned from the aftermath that can help us with our decision making during the coronavirus pandemic.