New Report Suggests Going Back To Masks, Social Distancing Because Of ‘Long COVID’

SEATTLE, WA - JUNE 21: Doses of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine and vaccination record cards await pediatric patients at UW Medical Center - Roosevelt on June 21, 2022 in Seattle, Washington. Covid-19 vaccinations for children younger than 5 began today across the U.S.  (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)Washington. Covid-19 vaccinations for children younger than 5 began today across the U.S.  (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • The report recommended that federal and state policies that require schools and employers to accommodate people with disabilities, as well as those with “Long COVID,” be changed.
  • It also said that the Work Opportunity Tax Credit should be broadened “to include hiring people with disabilities.” There should also be efforts to expand the public’s awareness about Long COVID. 
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, no test exists that can “diagnose post-COVID conditions,” and people can also have lots of symptoms that might be the result of other health conditions. 
  • “This can make it difficult for healthcare providers to recognize post-COVID conditions,” the CDC noted. 

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