piggy bank with thermometer People who experienced long COVID lost an average of $4,308 from a missed promotion or salary increase.

Even as the pandemic appears to be easing, many companies are finding that COVID is a marathon, not a sprint. More than 100 million people worldwide have suffered from long COVID, in which symptoms linger for weeks or even months. As a result, U.S. workers have seen a 13% reduction in weekly work hours, and nearly three in four have had to take medical leave.

Power, a San Francisco-based clinical research company, recently surveyed a thousand workers with long COVID to better understand its impact on job performance. Among the findings:

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