Long COVID-19 has significant impact on America’s workforce, study finds

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Long COVID-19 has significant impact on America’s workforce, study finds

According to a new analysis of workers compensation claims in New York state, Long COVID 19 has a significant effect on America s workforce, preventing substantial numbers of people from going back to work while others need medical care long after returning to their jobs.

The study, published Tuesday by New York's largest workers compensation insurer, found that about 71% of people the fund classified as experiencing long COVID 19 required continuing medical treatment or were unable to work for six months or more during the first two years of the epidemic. More than a year after contracting the coronaviruses, 18% of long COVID- 19 patients had still not returned to work, more than three-fourths of them younger than 60, the analysis found.

Long Covid has harmed the work force, according to the report, by the New York State Insurance Fund, a state agency financed by employer-paid premiums. The findings show long Covid as an underappreciated but important reason for the many unfilled jobs and declining labor participation rate in the economy, and they also suggest a possible reduction in productivity as employers feel the strains of an increasingly sick work force. This could be due to a conflict with your ad blocker or security software. You can add jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites. If this does not resolve the issue, or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, see this FAQ. We apologize for the inconvenience.