‘Long Covid’ May Qualify as a Disability, Biden Says

Bloomberg Quicktake: Now published this video item, entitled “‘Long Covid’ May Qualify as a Disability, Biden Says” – below is their description.

President Joe Biden announced Monday new guidance adding long-term COVID-19 to be considered a disability under federal civil rights laws.

“Many Americans who seemingly recover from the virus still face lingering challenges like breathing problems, brain fog, chronic pain and fatigue. These conditions can sometimes…rise to the level of a disability,” Biden said.

“So we’re bringing agencies together to make sure Americans with long-COVID who have a disability have access to the rights and resources that are due under the disability law,” he added.

The president also signed a proclamation marking the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and reaffirming his commitment to it.

Bloomberg Quicktake: Now YouTube Channel

Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.

About This Source - Bloomberg QuickTake: Now

Bloomberg L.P. is a privately held financial, software, data, and media company headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.

It was founded by Michael Bloomberg in 1981, with the help of Thomas Secunda, Duncan MacMillan, Charles Zegar, and a 12% ownership investment by Merrill Lynch.

Recent from Bloomberg QuickTake: Now:

  • R&B Superstar R. Kelly Convicted in Sex Trafficking Trial
  • John Hinckley, Who Shot Reagan, to Be Freed From Oversight
  • Germany’s Green Party May Hold Key to Next Government as Talks Begin
  • In This Story: COVID-19

    Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

    Symptoms of coronavirus

    The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

    • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
    • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
    • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

    Latest News about Covid-19

    Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

    5 Recent Items: COVID-19

  • Tracking Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout: September 28 | ABC News
  • Queensland introduces mask restrictions, COVID-19 rapid testing approved | 9 News Australia
  • Queensland’s Opposition Leader calls for drive-thru vaccine clinics to be rolled out | 7NEWS
  • Sabina Nessa: Man charged with teacher’s murder @BBC News live 🔴 BBC
  • Biden Gets Booster on Live Television, Putin Goes on a “Vacation” | The Tonight Show
  • In This Story: Joe Biden

    Joe Biden is an American politician serving as the 46th and current president of the United States. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the 47th vice president from 2009 to 2017 under Barack Obama and represented Delaware in the United States Senate from 1973 to 2009.

    He is married to Dr Jill Biden.

    Books by Joe Biden #Ad

    6 Recent Items: Joe Biden

  • ABC News Live: R. Kelly found guilty of racketeering in federal court
  • Joe Biden gets a Covid-19 vaccine booster shot
  • See Biden get his Covid-19 booster shot while talking to the press
  • President Joe Biden gets his Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot
  • Biden Receives Booster Shot of Pfizer’s Covid-19 Vaccine
  • Watch again: Biden receives a Covid-19 booster shot
  • Leave a Comment

    We don't require your email address now, just your name. BUT, if you do add it, you may be notified if there are replies to your comment. Please make respectful comments, which add value, and avoid personal attacks on others. Comments failing to adhere to these guidelines will not be published.