A new study from the federal government shows many Americans may not physically be able to go back to work after contracting Covid-19
OMAHA, Nebraska – People are referring to it as the “Great Resignation.”
Many people made the decision not to go back to work during the COVID outbreak; however, a recent research commissioned by the federal government reveals that it may be physically impossible for many Americans to do so.
According to Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, the physician and medical director of the Counter Research Center, “The hypothesis is that one of the many contributing variables is that they have protracted COVID and they’re too unwell to be able to return to work.” This is only one of the many possible causes.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics within the United States Department of Labor, lengthy COVID has the potential to have harmed up to 23 million Americans and has caused an estimated one million workers to lose their jobs. And despite the fact that symptoms might differ from one individual to the next, some examples of them include weariness, cognitive impairment, and discomfort in the muscles or joints.
A multidisciplinary clinic has just been launched at Nebraska Medicine for patients who need to be seen for persistent symptoms following COVID-19 infections. The health experts there are striving to solve this problem, which is why the clinic was recently opened.
“We do have a full, unfortunately, roster of patients,” says professor and chief of the division of infectious diseases at Nebraska Medical Center, Dr. Mark Rupp.
“Unfortunately, with some of these longer-lasting symptoms and long COVID, I think that that clinic population is going to continue to increase.”
And while though the purpose of the clinic is to determine the impact of COVID-19’s long-term symptoms as well as the severity of those symptoms, Rupp believes that there is no “magic bullet” solution that will work for everyone.
However, Teitelbaum believes that the majority of long-haul drivers have room for improvement.
“Our research has shown that using our shine protocol, optimizing sleep, hormones, infections, nutrition, and exercises, enable 91% of people will improve.”
“But there’s an awful lot we have yet to learn, there are things we don’t understand about long COVID,” says Rupp.
In addition, the study being conducted in Omaha is being paralleled by actions being taken by the federal government to finance long-term COVID research. For instance, the National Institutes of Health initiated a $1.5 billion project to merge data from over 200 different research locations. This project aimed to streamline the research process.
In a similar manner, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) commissioned a research in which long-term COVID patients would exchange their health data via a personal health platform that is hosted in the cloud.