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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wane, a new issue is emerging that's challenging employers and insurers alike: Long COVID.

Once referred to as "long haulers," people with long COVID experience lasting symptoms that can include fatigue, cognitive impairment, respiratory problems, physical limitations and more. It has been estimated that 23 million people continue to struggle with long COVID, or roughly one in 13 individuals.

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Elana Ashanti Jefferson

Elana Ashanti Jefferson serves as ALM's PropertyCasualty360 Group Chief Editor. She is a veteran journalist and communications professional. Reach her by sending an e-mail to [email protected].