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MEDIA ADVISORY for Wed. Nov. 16: Ways the Federal Government Could Respond to Long COVID

November 10, 2022

Contact: Hamid Bendaas, Mail_Outline

Patient Advocates, Researchers, and Policy Experts Discuss How the Federal Government Should Respond To Long Covid’s Impact

Washington, DC — Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) and the Congressional Progressive Caucus Center (CPCC) will hold a virtual discussion on ways the federal government should respond to Long COVID and other chronic illnesses. This discussion expands on the recent CEPR/CPCC explainer on the potential impact that Long COVID could have on the US economy, health care systems, social programs, and policies. 

On Wednesday, November 16th, reporters and others will have the opportunity to discuss the need for a federal response with patient advocates, researchers, policy experts, and Ryan Prior, author of the forthcoming book, The Long Haul: Solving the Puzzle of the Pandemic’s Long Haulers and How They Are Changing Healthcare Forever.


Wednesday, November 16, 2022, from 2:00-4:00 pm ET
(A recording of the discussion will be available the day after the event.)


Event details and registration link. (Reporters will be given priority during the Q&A and you will be instructed on how to identify yourself as press during the conference. We also welcome questions from the press sent in advance to [email protected])


Hayley Brown, Research Associate, CEPR
Chenelle Hammonds, Policy Associate, CPCC 
Lisa McCorkell, Co-Founder, Patient-Led Research Collaborative
Angela Meriquez Vázquez, Interim President, Body Politic
Ryan Prior, Journalist and Author

Moderator: Shawn Fremstad, CEPR’s Director of Law and Political Economy and Senior Advisor 

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