What You Need to Know
- Professionals call the condition post-acute sequelae of COVID-19,
- Roughly 10% of COVID-19 survivors may suffer from PASC.
- The return-to-work team at The Standard expects to help many employees find ways to work around PASC symptoms.
COVID-19 kills some people. It gives many other people — including people with good jobs and good insurance — pain, fatigue and brain fog.
Charles Glassman, a doctor and associate medical director at The Standard, and Dan Jolivet, a workplace possibilities practice consultant at The Standard, talked about helping COVID-19 survivors return to work, during an online conference session organized by the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC).
Glassman and Jolivet gave a presentation on their current thinking about “post-acute sequelae of COVID-19″ (PASC), which is the condition commonly known as “long COVID.”
The aches, weariness and confusion associated with PASC may affect more than 10% of the people who recover from COVID-19, Glassman and Jolivet told DMEC attendees, according to a copy of their presentation slidedeck provided to ThinkAdvisor.
PASC is more likely to affect older, lower-income people with serious pre-existing conditions and severe cases of COVID-19, but it can also affect younger people who suffer from relatively mild cases of COVID-19.