Libby, Montana was already living with an invisible enemy that attacks the lungs long before COVID-19. For the past century, asbestos has killed hundreds in this small town — at least. That experience informs how it’s reacting to the pandemic today.
The woman said she used J&J talc-based products in the 1960s and '70s and later developed mesothelioma. The pharmaceutical company says its product is safe and plans to appeal.