Long COVID now affects millions around the globe–yet we still barely understand this emerging condition. Its devastating and lasting symptoms prevent people from working, socializing, and carrying on with their day-to-day lives; for some, the effects are completely debilitating. And like so many chronic-disease sufferers before them, COVID long-haulers face ambivalence and even outright distrust from the very health systems responsible for their care.
We need to raise awareness and better understand this disease in order to head off the next public health crisis. Join us for a riveting discussion that will bring together clinicians, researchers, policy experts, and long COVID patients to better grasp the significant impact of this new syndrome and what we must all do about it—now.
Michelle Williams, Dean of the Faculty, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Angelopoulos Professor in Public Health and International Development, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School (@HarvardChanDean)
Hannah Davis, Founder, Patient-Led Research Collaborative (@ahandvanish)
Wes Ely, Co-Director, Critical Illness, Brain Dysfunction and Survivorship Center, Vanderbilt University (@WesElyMD)
Gary Gibbons, Director, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Kavita Patel, Nonresident Fellow, Brookings Institution (@kavitapmd)
Steven Phillips, Vice President, Science and Strategy, COVID Collaborative
Fiona Lowenstein, Journalist and Speaker; Founder, Body Politic (@fi_lowenstein)
Chimére Smith, Long COVID Patient Advocate (@chiluvs1)