Bloomberg Law
March 21, 2022, 6:29 PM

Official U.S. Long Covid-19 Data Two Years Away, Hurts Research

Lydia Wheeler
Lydia Wheeler
Senior Reporter

Lawmakers want data from public health officials on the prevalence of long Covid, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention won’t have it for another two years.

Reps. Don Beyer (D-Va.) and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) asked the CDC in a January letter to publicly release their findings on how many people have long Covid and to break that data down by race, ethnicity, age, gender, previous disability, and other demographic characteristics.

Aaron Fritschner, a spokesman for Beyer, said his office got a briefing from the agency in response and were told the CDC “would not internally have a dataset ...

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