Long COVID: Costs for the German Economy and Health Care and Pension System

The study “Long COVID: Costs for the German Economy and Health Care and Pension System” analyzes the economic impact of long/post-COVID-19 syndrome in Germany for the year 2021. Here’s a detailed summary: Background: The study addresses the economic burden of long COVID, defined as health problems persisting for more than four weeks after acute SARS-CoV-2 infection, and post-COVID-19 syndrome, which refers to symptoms continuing beyond 12 weeks. These conditions include fatigue, reduced resilience, and possible long-term damage to various organs​​. Methods: Utilizing secondary data from sources like statutory insurance and federal institutions, the study calculated economic costs based on wage…