With symptoms resembling myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), an often-disabling illness, long-COVID is only just now being understood, according to Shawn Fremstad, Senior Policy Fellow and co-author of a report “Understanding and Addressing Long COVID“, investigated and published by the Center for Economic and Policy Research. An estimate of about 7.6 percent of all U.S. adults (3-5 million adults) reported currently having one or more symptoms lasting 3 months or longer that they did not have prior to having COVID-19, with considerable effect on the workforce population. Unfortunately, ME/CFS research has been poorly funded in the past, limiting our understanding of long-COVID.
3-5 million adults in the U. S. have long-COVID
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