HHS Forms Long COVID Advisory Committee

Members will include caregivers and patients with Long COVID.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) established the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Long COVID last week, opening nominations for prospective committee members.

There are documented instances of COVID-19 symptoms enduring for months or even years after recovery from a COVID-19 infection. Scientists have yet to discover the reason this happens. According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Long COVID currently affects about 6 percent of American adults. This advisory committee will be composed primarily of those who either currently have Long COVID or who actively care for individuals with enduring COVID-19 symptoms.

“People with lived experience must be looked at as partners in the work to address Long COVID,” said Assistant Secretary Rachel Levine. “Through collaboration with federal partners, researchers, clinicians, and patient advocacy organizations, and the business sector we continue to make progress towards American’s most urgent calls to action.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Becerra and Assistant Secretary Levine as they establish the committee to track and gather Long COVID information for research.
  • For Director Mandy Cohen to be led by the Lord as she heads the CDC.
  • For healing for those who are experiencing Long COVID.

Sources: Department of Health and Human Services

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