Since January 21, 2020, there have been 104,111,747 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States.
A global analysis published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases on April 26, 2022, estimates that 49 percent of patients will continue to experience COVID-19 symptoms 120 days after infection. These persistent symptoms, referred to as “long COVID,” include fatigue, difficulty breathing, pain, cognitive dysfunction, and many others. These symptoms can be severe and disabling.
Current research suggests that the risk of developing persistent symptoms increases each time a person is infected with COVID-19.
Some patients fully recover from COVID-19 but are vulnerable to many types of associated health conditions as a result of the initial viral infection, known as “Post-COVID Conditions.” These conditions affect nearly every organ in the body and range from benign to life-threatening.
Pandemic Patients develops and publishes educational resources about COVID-19, long COVID, and Post-COVID Conditions. These resources are designed to raise awareness about COVID-19, educate patients and the public about COVID-19, help reduce the risk of infectious disease transmission, and connect patients and health care professionals with up-to-date information about COVID-19. The resources below are regularly updated to ensure that they reflect the best available information.
This page contains educational information about long COVID (also known as post-COVID, long-haul COVID, and Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS CoV-2 infection, or "PASC"). This includes information on symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and disability.
This survey helps us learn about the experiences of the American public during the coronavirus pandemic. This survey also collects information about how lifestyle changes caused by the pandemic have affected Americans' financial security, health, and well-being. Individuals are invited to complete this survey, even if they have not experienced a COVID-19 diagnosis.
- Services and Supports for People Experiencing Long COVID
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Patient-Aligned Care Team (PACT) Guide
- NIH: Treatment Guidelines
- NIH: Therapeutic Management of Hospitalized Adults with COVID-19
- U.S. Department of Labor’s COVID-19 Resources
- Employment Laws: Disability and Discrimination
- Reasonable Accommodations
- COVID-19 Drug and Treatment Tracker
- COVID-19 Therapeutic Locator
- Data: Cases, Fatalities, and Vaccinations
- CDC: What to Do If You Are Sick
- CDC: Variants and Genomic Surveillance
- JAN: the Job Accommodation Network