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More Than 100,000 British Workers Are Off Sick With Long Covid

  • IFS estimates 1 in 10 sufferers are forced to take leave
  • £1.5 billion earnings loss is adding to cost of living crisis
A swab from a Covid-19 lateral flow self-test kit.

A swab from a Covid-19 lateral flow self-test kit.

Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

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Around 110,000 British workers are off sick with long Covid symptoms, costing them £1,100 ($1,320) a month in lost earnings at a time of an escalating cost of living crisis, new research shows.