CDC: “One in five COVID-19 survivors aged 18–64 years and one in four survivors aged ≥65 years experienced at least one incident condition that might be attributable to previous COVID-19. Independent of age group, the highest RRs were for acute pulmonary embolism and respiratory symptoms.
These findings are consistent with those from several large studies that indicated that post-COVID incident conditions occur in 20%–30% of patients, and that a proportion of patients require expanded follow-up care after the initial infection. COVID-19 severity and illness duration can affect patients’ health care needs and economic well-being.
The occurrence of incident conditions following infection might also affect a patient’s ability to contribute to the workforce and might have economic consequences for survivors and their dependents, particularly among adults aged 18–64 years. In addition, care requirements might place a strain on health services after acute illness in communities that experience heavy COVID-19 case surges.”
I don’t know who needs to hear this — but if your life insurance *DENIES YOU COVERAGE* because of #LongCovid, it’s only a matter of time before companies *deny you employment / don’t hire you* because of your long term #COVID19 illness. Don’t say you weren’t warned.
— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) May 17, 2022