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Long-term effects of Covid-19 can be considered a disability says Biden

US President Biden has said people suffering from long-term effects if Covid-19 could be considered a disability under federal civil rights laws.

The administration does make clear however that having long covid doesn't automatically mean disability and that an individual assessment may be needed to determine whether a person’s long-term symptoms “substantially limits a major life activity.”

President Biden has said the classification of long covid as a possible disability would “help Americans grappling with long-term effects of covid-19 that doctors call long covid.”

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Source: The Washington Post, 26 July 2021


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