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April 13, 2023
President Joe Biden announced that Americans with severe ‘long Covid’ symptoms would qualify for several federal disability resources.
In a press conference on Monday, Biden introduced the support services that would be made available to Americans suffering from ‘long Covid’. “We’re bringing agencies together to make sure Americans with long COVID, who have a disability, have access to the rights and resources that are due under the disability law which inScludes accommodations and services in the workplace, in school, and our healthcare system so they can live their lives in dignity and get the support they need as they continue to navigate these challenges” (White House).
Some people face long term symptoms after their Covid-19 diagnosis, which doctors have dubbed long Covid. Some of the symptoms include breathing problems, brain fog, chronic pain, and fatigue and can allegedly become so severe that it qualifies as a disability.
The press conference was held on the 31st anniversary of former President George H.W. Bush signing into law the Americans with Disabilities Act. Biden recognized several of the people, some of whom were present, who had played a huge role in passing the ADA in 1990. He also recalled the celebration after its passing and how much the U.S. changed.
ARTICLE: RITA VOGT
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