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The Implications of Long COVID for Patients & the Health Care System
November 17, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, there is an increasing need to understand and respond to long COVID. More than 45 million confirmed coronavirus infections have been reported in the U.S. and more than half of COVID-19 patients experienced long COVID, called Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC), six months after recovery. Long COVID conditions such as pain, difficulty breathing, hypertension, and fatigue can be debilitating. Living with long COVID has upended daily life for millions of Americans and it can be difficult to get support and care for symptoms. Vaccination against COVID-19 can reduce the likelihood of developing long COVID and can even help people with long COVID feel better.
This webinar will bring together experts to discuss the latest research on long COVID and strategies to support individuals with the conditions. Speakers will discuss:
- The national effort to understand, treat, and prevent the long-term effects of COVID-19
- New and emerging data on long COVID in different populations broken down by demographic factors
- Strategies to address the impact of long COVID on the health care system through federal policy recommendations and payment models
- A health plan’s efforts to connect individuals suffering from long COVID to care and other resources