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National Academies Push for New Definition of Long COVID

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We’ll talk about the latest Long COVID research and hear your experiences. (Yuichiro Chino via Getty Images)

The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine on Tuesday called on the medical community to adopt a new, universal definition of Long COVID to help patients access better medical care and benefits and minimize skepticism and social stigma around the condition. The National Academies would define Long COVID as an “infection-associated chronic condition that occurs after COVID-19 infection and is present for at least three months as a continuous, relapsing and remitting, or progressive disease state that affects one or more organ systems.” Long COVID afflicts an estimated 17 million Americans. We’ll talk about the latest Long COVID research and hear your experiences.

Guests:

Dr. Linda Geng, co-director, Stanford Long COVID Collaborative

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