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Mon Jul 26, 2021, 03:08 PM

Biden administration announces resources to support people with long Covid

Source: CNN

(CNN) — The Biden administration on Monday released guidance and resources to support people experiencing long-term effects of Covid-19, known as “long Covid,” as the condition shapes up to be a major, long-term public health issue. The announcement comes as President Joe Biden marked the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act in remarks in the Rose Garden at the White House with Vice President Kamala Harris. Some people with long Covid may have a disability under various civil rights laws that entitles them to protection from discrimination, according to guidance released by the Office for Civil Rights at the US Department of Health and Human Services and the US Department of Justice.

The administration also provided guidance that addresses the needs of children with long Covid who may be children with disabilities, and updated information about where people can access resources and accommodations. Long Covid, or post-Covid, is an umbrella term that describes a variety of physical and mental problems that can follow four or more weeks after a Covid-19 infection, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The symptoms are not consistent, and it is not yet known how many people have the condition. Symptoms can include shortness of breath, fatigue, headache, fever, anxiety, depression, pain, a loss of taste and smell, difficulty thinking, a racing heart and many others.

During his remarks, Biden highlighted the work of disability advocates and also tout the bipartisan roots of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The speech comes as the White House presses forward for a bipartisan deal in Congress to rebuild the nation’s crumbling infrastructure. The fate of the bipartisan infrastructure framework currently hangs in the balance on Capitol Hill. Biden on Monday touted the ADA as an essential piece of legislation for the more than 60 million Americans living with a disability. Many of us can still recall in America where a person with disabilities was denied service in restaurants and grocery stores – and could be.

Where a person using a wheelchair couldn’t ride on a train or take a bus to work or to school, or an employer could refuse to hire you because of a disability. An America that wasn’t built for all Americans,” Biden said. The President continued: “Then we passed the ADA and made a commitment to build a nation for all of us, all of us. And we moved America closer to fulfilling that promise of liberty and justice, and maybe most importantly, dignity and equality for all.” “Perhaps most importantly, we did it together,” Biden said, noting the 1990 legislation was spearheaded by Democrats and then signed by a Republican president, George H. W. Bush.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/26/politics/biden-resources-long-covid/index.html

Literally heard this locally on my news radio station.

I am glad they are doing this because this dismissal of supposed "mild" COVID as if it were some kind of common cold, is just sickening, and people have really been impacted, even from mild infection, but just try to "push through it" because they have no choice.

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Mon Jul 26, 2021, 03:14 PM

1. After two bouts of C-19

My brother is a long hauler. Both times pre-Immunization.

He needs help.

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Mon Jul 26, 2021, 03:27 PM

2. Damn

Sorry to hear that. And I know even a year ago, I had read articles about some who "survived" but ended up on dialysis and many others who have scarred lungs from COVID pneumonia. They really ARE disabled.

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Mon Jul 26, 2021, 03:35 PM

3. No 50 year old

athletic, takes care of himself man - should be walking around like a senior citizen. He has to stop every 10 minutes while he's mowing the lawn. You hit the nail on the head - scarred lungs.

Two bouts - then the vaccine became available - took his shots.

Not to be a big meanie - but at this point unless you have a solid medical reason OR are under the age of 18 - if you aren't vaccinated by September 1st, you should be blocked from the benefits.

The people who had no help, no option to protect themselves - go first.

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