Long COVID: New Research and the Economic Toll

The urgency of the ongoing threat of COVID was highlighted this week when the CDC reported that more than 3,500 Americans have died, at least in part, due to long COVID. Watch our recent webinar to hear experts discuss long COVID and hear about ongoing research to help fill the knowledge gap about this emerging illness. In this webinar panelists discussed:

  • The current research on long COVID, including hypothesized etiologies of Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2.
  • A health plan’s efforts to use data and focus group discussions to understand how long COVID is impacting members and develop care management approaches.
  • The economic burden of long COVID, the need to make accommodations for workers with long COVID, and the importance of prioritizing low wage workers.  

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