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Long Covid May Be to Blame for Surge in Women With Disabilities

  • US women with disabilities surpassed men during the pandemic
  • Long-term effects from Covid affects women disproportionnally
A woman using Covid-19 rapid self-test kit at home
Photographer: Images By Tang Ming Tung/Digital Vision

Long Covid may be behind the recent surge in US women with a disability, who surpassed their male counterparts in the workforce during the pandemic, reversing historic trends.

Women are disproportionately affected by lingering effects from a Covid-19 infection, a health condition that is still little understood and manifests in persistent symptoms that can be debilitating.