Pandemic Patients is a 501(c)(3) non-profit with one mission: To relieve the harm caused by COVID-19 and Post-COVID Conditions, creating a world where those affected by COVID-19 receive the support and services they need to live their best lives. We strive to improve the lives of patients and survivors of COVID-19 by raising awareness about COVID-19 and Post-COVID Conditions, providing individual assistance to COVID-19 and long COVID patients, advocating on behalf of patients at the state and federal level, and publishing educational resources and updates about COVID-19. If you have been affected by COVID-19 and you need assistance, or if you want to get more involved in our work, contact us.

Review our COVID-19 Resources to learn more about COVID-19, Long COVID, and Post-COVID Conditions.

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J.B. Asked: Can I Appeal a Disability Insurer’s Medical Review?

“I have long COVID and I recently filed a claim for disability insurance benefits through my workplace disability policy. The insurance company relied on a clinician’s review of my medical records to deny my claim. The clinician is employed by the insurance company, they never examined me in-person, and they do not specialize in a field of medicine relevant to my long COVID symptoms. Can I appeal the insurance company’s decision?”

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Pandemic Patients Launches COVID-19 Advocacy Center

The COVID-19 Advocacy Center provides guidance for individuals who want to take an active role in pushing for change among the state legislatures and Congress. It also includes information about current and upcoming advocacy opportunities across the country, with step-by-step instructions on how to participate.

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Biden Administration Releases Long COVID Reports to Support Patients and Researchers

On August 3, 2022, the Biden Administration announced the release of two reports on long COVID: the first report provided a summary of existing government programs that are available to support long COVID patients and the second report established a framework for future research on long COVID. These reports are the result of an executive order that President Biden issued in April, which required the federal government to undertake an inter-agency effort to address long COVID.

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FDA Grants EUA to Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine

On July 13, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine. The FDA’s authorization of this vaccine provides an additional option for individuals who wish to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

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