In the Globe & Mail on Monday, March 13, Health Reporter Wency Leung published an article, “In hard-hit cities, long COVID care remains scarce”.
An estimated 1.4 million Canadians are suffering from long COVID symptoms, yet there are specialised clinics for long COVID care in only five provinces. This highlights the enormity of the challenge in supporting these individuals with a new chronic condition and emphasises the need for equitable access. Healthcare professionals are expressing concerns about this situation, noting that the current set-up is not enough support for those with long-term COVID, despite existing templates for managing similar complex long-term health issues. The impact that it has on people’s lives ranges from a nuisance to being completely debilitating - taking away their ability to work or even carry out daily tasks.
Our long term disability lawyers have seen first-hand the impact of long COVID - both an increase in the amount of long term disability claims for long COVID and in denied long term disability claims for long COVID. Like many other invisible and subjectively diagnosed conditions, insurance companies often deny claims that do not have objective medical proof. We don’t think this is right, and will continue to fight back against the insurance companies who are not taking these conditions seriously.
Read the entire article here.
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