Nova Scotians with long-term COVID symptoms face disability claim hurdles – CBC

Long COVID looks ‘looks very different in many different people,’ says Dr. Lisa Barrett

Mar 03, 2024

Two months after contracting COVID-19 and recovering, Beth Wood noticed that she was having trouble concentrating, getting winded easily and feeling unusually tired.

Like three and a half million other Canadians, according to Statistics Canada, Halifax’s Wood has long-term COVID symptoms.

Wood has worked as a community social worker for four decades.

She told CBC Radio’s Information Morning Nova Scotia, her employer has been helping her try to get back up to speed at work. But it hasn’t been successful and she is now considering taking long-term disability.

“One of the challenges that we have with long COVID is that because it’s not been spoken about much, it’s not very recognized and so most people have to fight pretty hard to even get disability,” Wood said.

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