Morbidity Trends – The Long-Term Impact of the Pandemic

Morbidity Trends – The Long-Term Impact of the Pandemic

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uploaded May 23, 2024




Speakers:Sabrina Link


Long COVID, characterized by persistent physical and psychological symptoms post-COVID-19 recovery, affects a significant portion of the population. Its variability complicates diagnosis and treatment. Studies indicate a prevalence of Long COVID at 1.7% to 2.9% in the EU population between 2021 and 2022, with a consequent reduction in labor supply and output loss. Symptoms include fatigue, pain, cognitive issues, and organ damage, leading to reduced work capacity and increased sick leaves. The labor market experiences a mixed impact, with certain occupations more affected and a potential rise in disability claims. Long COVID may be recognized as a disability under certain conditions, influencing disability insurance and benefits. The economic and social implications of Long COVID continue to evolve, warranting ongoing research and policy adaptation.

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