Importance to the Community
Many people are still suffering from the long-term health effects of COVID. This affects their relationships, their families, and their ability to work. In turn, when individual people are suffering, communities are also affected. These people and communities need help, including emotional, medical and financial assistance.
To understand how much help and what kind of help people and communities need, we need to understand just how big the problem is. This means hearing everyone’s story who had COVID. This is Phase I of our work. It also means participating in medical research which allows scientists to understand what causes Long COVID and, ultimately, how to treat and prevent it. This is Phase II of our work.