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"Long COVID Patients, in Search of Relief, Turn to Private Company"

NBC News quoted research by Dr. Joann Elmore, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of health policy and management, and Dr. Lauren Wisk, an FSPH researcher, about long COVID, which researchers call Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 (PASC)

Saturday, March 12, 2022

A full two years into the coronavirus pandemic, long-haul COVID patients remain sick and in desperate search of answers. They've lost jobs. They've lost their sense of self. Many say they have lost faith in the medical community.

Despite multiple studies, the launch of dozens of specialized long COVID clinics and $1.15 billion in federal funding for the National Institutes of Health to study the condition, there remains a dearth of proven treatments for people who are suffering from lingering illness after their infection.

"There is no one right answer for many of our patients," said Dr. Ben Abramoff, director of the Post-COVID Assessment and Recovery Clinic at Penn Medicine, which has seen more than 1,100 long COVID patients.