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People are out of work for months due to coronavirus, study reveals

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nevertheless COVID-19 (new coronavirus infectious disease) Infections have been declining for a year and the condition is known to be elusive long covid It has a noticeable impact on American workers. Many employees report being too sick to return to work or needing ongoing medical treatment, according to new research.

Nearly one-third of workers’ compensation claimants in the state have long-term COVID-19, with more men than women suffering from the condition. according to According to a report from the New York State Insurance Fund (NYSIF), New York State’s largest workers’ compensation insurer,

Nearly 70% of New Yorkers who filed workers’ compensation insurance because of prolonged COVID-19 said they were out of work for at least six months or experienced symptoms that required ongoing medical care.

People with long-term COVID-19 infection often suffer from a variety of physical and neurological symptoms, such as muscle pain and difficulty concentrating, which can last months to days after the onset of COVID-19 infection. May persist for years. Symptoms vary in severity and are sometimes physically and mentally debilitating.

“I feel like I’m in my 70s”

Bartender Tabitha Turchio, who has struggled with the condition for almost two years, told CBS News that a “good day” for her is a day when she “can even get out of bed and walk.”

“Sometimes my muscles and joints hurt so much, I feel so weak that I have trouble going up and down stairs. I feel like I’m in my 70s. I will,” she said in an interview last fall.

Medical professionals continue to struggle to understand what makes individuals more susceptible to lingering COVID symptoms and to develop treatments. “There’s more we don’t know about the long COVID than we know about the long,” CBS News medical contributor Celine Gownder said in October.

A new analysis from NYSIF sheds light on some of the cascading effects of COVID-19 as restrictions and containment measures get lost. The fund said he analyzed more than 3,000 of his COVID-19 workers’ compensation claims in the first two years of the pandemic.

More than a year after being infected with the new coronavirus, 18% of long-term COVID patients still have not returned to work. More broadly, this study shows: Impact of COVID on the American WorkforceThis includes declining labor force participation and a sustained surge in job openings.

An estimated 16 million working-age Americans suffer long covidaccording to the Census Bureau data. Ah report The nonprofit Brookings Institution estimates that between two and four million of these adults are unable to work because of the condition.

In a positive sign, COVID-related long-term claims dropped sharply from 44% of all COVID-related claims in March 2020 to 8% in March 2022, according to a New York report.

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