Long COVID and Human Rights

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The world has been in the grips of the COVID-19 pandemic for well over a year.

For most, the symptoms will pass quickly and daily life will continue as normal. But there are some who are still living with long-term effects of the virus even after initial infection. Long COVID is where symptoms of Covid-19 are reported to have lasted for longer than 4 weeks but there is still a lot that is unknown about Long COVID, including why it's triggered, who will get it and how long it will take to make a full recovery, if one is made at all. 

Using data from the Trades Union Congress (TUC) report into Long COVID, we explore what its implications are for our human rights and the communities it affects; from workers rights, to education and the right to life.

A full transcript of this video is available on our website: https://eachother.org.uk/long-covid-and-human-rights/

To read more about how Long COVID is affecting workers rights, read this story by Quinn Roche of the TUC:https://eachother.org.uk/long-covid-is-still-a-significant-public-health-risk

Learn more about the TUC's report into Long COVID here:
https://tuc.org.uk/research-analysis/reports/workers-experiences-long-covid
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