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Read the latest collective research, media and news relevant to Long COVID from industry experts in healthcare, insurance, policy and strategic communications.  You can browse by our overall areas of focus and the specific topics we study. If you are interested in any studies that you cannot access here, please contact long_covid_initiative@brown.edu.

Vaccination + Long COVID

Although the WHO released its first clinical definition of Long Covid in October of 2021, there is still no definitive agreement on what it is or how to officially diagnose it–a common pain point for clinicians, patients and insurers alike. The majority of scientific literature cites the CDC’s definition, often describing a syndrome with persisting symptoms at least 4 weeks following a Covid-19 diagnosis. 

Is Long COVID considered a disability?

Anyone who has had Covid-19 can potentially become a Long Covid patient, even individuals who had mild cases. As a result, employees affected by Long Covid could become one of the largest groups of employees requiring accommodations and inquiring about disability insurance.

How is Long COVID impacting the workforce?

Using recommended strategies for a safe working environment to prevent Covid-19 infections and transmission is the best way employers can help prevent Long Covid in their employees.

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