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Long-Haul COVID Cases Show Need for Diligence, Cooperation in Comp System, Experts Say

By Mark Powell (Reporter)

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 | 0

The emergence of the COVID-19 delta variant and the prevalence of patients showing so-called long-haul symptoms will likely create long-term costs and issues for workers’ compensation systems across the U.S., according to industry experts. And while regional vaccination rates remain inconsistent, stakeholders from all sides will have to work together for at least the next year to ensure workers’ safety and find ways to accommodate those who can’t return to full-time duty, they said during a recent webinar. “As we continue to see this surge in COVID cases — reall...

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