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March 15 is Long Covid Awareness Day

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Protect Our Province BC is participating in the International Long Covid Awareness Day on March 15, 2023. 

Join us in raising awareness about Long Covid. Anyone can develop Long Covid after a COVID-19 infection or reinfection. It impacts individuals, their families and communities. All of us will know, or care for someone with Long Covid. Learn about Long Covid to better support, care, and advocate for people with Long Covid.

"Even if the pandemic virus spread were to stop today, we still have tens of millions of people suffering Long Covid and that's a parallel pandemic that is happening, which is getting a lot less attention than the acute and severe Covid, even though the cost to lives and the quality of lives that these people have to live with are very limited."

-- Professor Akiko Iwasaki, Yale Immunologist, Long Covid Researcher and Advocate.

Source: Knowable Magazine

Learn more here at Long Covid Awareness

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