Coronavirus (Covid-19) and disability: What happens if you cannot work?

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and disability: What happens if you cannot work?

By VIRGINIA JEFFRIES and JEANNE PINDER After two weeks out sick with Covid, an executive in Oregon returned to work. While she still had a cough, she and her doctor both believed the worst was behind her. “There wasn’t a conversation about Covid lingering or continuing,” she said, speaking on condition of anonymity. “It was […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) long-haulers and the healthcare system: Her doctors didn’t believe she was still sick

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) long-haulers and the healthcare system: Her doctors didn’t believe she was still sick

After suffering for days with chest pain and difficulty breathing due to Covid-19, Candace Taylor finally fell asleep in a recliner one night in late March. She didn’t know at the time, but she would have to sleep in that recliner for the next three months. Taylor, 38, is one of a growing number of […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and disability: How to do it, with a disability specialist who has gone through it herself

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and disability:  How to do it, with a  disability specialist who has gone through it herself

Meet Alison Sbrana, a 27-year-old moderator for the support group Body Politic and former care coordinator living in Colorado. Sbrana has myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, a chronic, disabling condition that often afflicts people after an acute viral infection. Last week, we talked to her via video conference about navigating Covid-19 and applying for disability. Our […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the blind: What the pandemic is like when you can’t see

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the blind: What the pandemic is like when you can’t see

George has left home only a few times since mid-March. Single, in his early 40s, he lives in New York City. For the past two decades, George has steadily lost vision and is now blind. Before the pandemic, he worked full-time as a manager in a large Brooklyn-based company, with several employees working for him. […]