“Immunocompromised and disabled people are being held hostage”

Long COVID patient Laura Miers testifies on her experiences during the pandemic

In this video testimony for the Global Workers’ Inquest into the COVID-19 Pandemic, Laura Miers shares her nightmarish experiences with Long COVID and speaks out on the immense dangers of the virus. Long COVID is a wide range of symptoms that persist for months and even years after COVID-19 infection and can affect almost every organ in the body, including the brain, heart, lungs, kidneys, immune system, and more.

Laura caught COVID-19 in February 2020, before tests were widely available and when an estimated 97-99 percent of all COVID-19 infections went undetected. Because she doesn’t have a lab test result, Laura has been unable to receive service at a Long COVID clinic despite showing a wide range of symptoms clearly associated with Long COVID.

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