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Name of Media:

Confronting Our Next National Health Disaster — Long-Haul Covid


Steven Phillips, M.D., M.P.H., and MichelleA. Williams, Sc.D.

Publisher or Source:


Type of Media:

Medical Journal

Media Originally for:

Critical Care Physicians,General Public,General Medical Professionals,Nurses and/or Other Critical Care Medical Professionals

Country of Origin:

United States of America (the)

Primary Focus of Media:

Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)

COVID-19 Related:



Now that more than half of U.S. adults have been vaccinated against SARS-CoV-2, masking and distancing mandates have been re-laxed, and Covid-19 cases and deaths are on the de-cline, there is a palpable sense that life can return to normal. Though most Americans may be able to do so, restoration of normality does not apply to the 10% to 30% of those who are still experiencing debilitating symptoms months after being infected with Covid-19.1 Unfortunately, current numbers and trends indicate that “long-haul Covid” (or “long Covid”) is our next public health disaster in the making.

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