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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the long haul: Long Covid advocates and the financial fallout

Two widely known long Covid patient advocates have recently begun to publicize the financial fallout from their illness, starting fund-raising campaigns to support themselves. Both advocates, Amanda Finley and Karyn Bishof, have been ill since spring of 2020. Both have long-term consequences, and both are well-known founders of patient advocacy groups on Facebook — Finley […]

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and workers’ compensation: When your employer won’t pay up

Three days after treating a Covid-positive patient in April, Monica Burgos-Wilkins awoke in the middle of the night with a fever and severe muscle pain. Within 24 hours, Burgos-Wilkins, a Waterbury, Conn., hemodialysis nurse, had lost her sense of taste and smell and tested positive for the coronavirus herself. After that, she said, her illness […]

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and disability: A year later, and millions of cases later, patients struggle for disability

J., a long Covid patient from the Midwest, is still suffering extreme symptoms more than a year later — tachycardia, extreme fatigue and other symptoms. Walking the dog around the block, she said, raised her heart rate to 212 beats per minute. Like many other Americans with office jobs, she has been working remotely. Yet […]

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