Greens urge P.E.I. government to support those with long COVID as health orders lifted – CBC

‘We need a policy, a clear simple policy, as soon as possible from this government’

Dec 01, 2022

P.E.I.’s Green Party is urging the government to provide supports for those suffering from long COVID as the province’s isolation health orders come to an end.

Long COVID, as outlined on the Health P.E.I. website, is a catch-all term for a range of post-infection health impacts, such as fatigue, shortness of breath, coughing, brain fog, depression, anxiety, headaches, sleep problems and more for weeks, months or years.

P.E.I. does not have policy in place to help those with long-term problems. As of 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 30, the mandatory isolation requirement for COVID-19 in P.E.I. is over and has been replaced with “strong recommendations to protect yourself,” according to a government release. In the same release, the province says influenza rates and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) are on the rise.

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