The ongoing burden of long Covid will be one of this generation’s disability challenges, the Disability Rights Commissioner says.
Many people with long Covid are likely to meet the “definition” of disability, Tesoriero said.
Support needed to be based on need, not the origin of a person’s impairment, and focused on what enables people to live a good life.
Tesoriero said historically people with post-viral conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome have faced “real barriers”, including not being believed, and that phenomenon – as heard during the symposium – was being seen again with long Covid.
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