by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News

Last month (September, 2022) we reported how Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) is the new term apparently being used to cover up deaths due to the COVID-19 vaccines, and that in many places around the world it is now the #1 cause of death. See:

SADS: “Sudden Adult Death Syndrome” Explodes as Young and Healthy Adults Die Following COVID Vaccine Mandates

But what about those who suffer injuries and disabilities following COVID-19 vaccines, but do not die?

Health statistics clearly show that there has been a significant increase in disabilities which has resulted in many people no longer being able to work, and Edward Dowd has been a leader in the U.S. publishing health and life insurance statistics that bear this out.

The CDC had to deal with these health statistics, and they have apparently chosen to use the term “Long COVID” to explain data that they published this week showing that this affects 24 million adults in the U.S., including between 2 million and 4 million—or about 2% of the workforce—who are not working because of it.

A summary of this newly published data was covered in an article in Fierce Healthcare this week. Fierce Healthcare is a marketing trade publication mainly for investors, so the focus of the article was on how this is going to affect the Health Insurance Industry:

Health insurers can run, but they can’t hide: Tough long COVID coverage decisions on the horizon

Health insurance plans will need to make some tough decisions about how, or even if, they should cover testing and treatments for long COVID, once those are invented.

There are currently no diagnostic tests that can identify “Long COVID,” which of course presents major problems for the Health Insurance industry, as well as applying for Social Security disability benefits.

While the causes, diagnostic tools and treatments for long COVID may prove elusive, the effects can’t be ignored, according to the CDC data that was gathered by the U.S. Census Bureau, Household Pulse Survey 2022. Data were collected from September 14 to September 26, 2022, via a 20-minute online survey.

Long COVID puts providers in a tough spot as well. The Department of Health and Human Services classifies long COVID as a disability. An individual seeking to qualify for Social Security disability benefits must show proof that they have it, but no diagnostic proof as yet exists.

Two of the major organizations representing healthcare plans—America’s Health Insurance Plans and the Alliance of Community Health Plans—did not respond to requests for comment from Fierce Healthcare.

Similar to how “SADS” is killing young, formerly healthy people, the CDC data shows similar results for Long COVID for younger age groups:

14.9% of people 18 to 29 years old have experienced long COVID, and 16% of those 30 to 39 years old have had it, a point that’s too often overlooked, said Kevin Kavanagh, M.D., the president and founder of the patient advocacy organization Health Watch USA.

“This underscores the reason why using deaths and hospitalizations to judge risks to the young is inappropriate because a major risk is long COVID,” Kavanagh tells Fierce Healthcare. “This also may well be true of younger children in school.”

Since there are no diagnostic tests to identify Long COVID, how is the CDC identifying it?

By symptoms. Here is the list which was published in the Fierce Healthcare article:

The CDC’s list for long COVID is a long one, gathered under five different categories.

General symptoms

  • Tiredness or fatigue that interferes with daily life
  • Symptoms that get worse after physical or mental effort (also known as “post-exertional malaise”)
  • Fever

Respiratory and heart symptoms

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Cough
  • Chest pain
  • Fast-beating or pounding heart (also known as heart palpitations)

Neurological symptoms

  • Difficulty thinking or concentrating (sometimes referred to as “brain fog”)
  • Headache
  • Sleep problems
  • Dizziness when you stand up (lightheadedness)
  • Pins-and-needles feelings
  • Change in smell or taste
  • Depression or anxiety

Digestive symptoms

  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain

Other symptoms

  • Joint or muscle pain
  • Rash
  • Changes in menstrual cycles

All of these symptoms, of course, can be found in abundance in the U.S. Government’s Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) following COVID-19 vaccines, where currently they list 1,432,467 cases filed since the COVID vaccines were issued emergency use authorization, resulting in 6,531,969 symptoms. (Source.)

For the previous 30 years before the experimental COVID shots were introduced at the end of 2020, there were 803,797 cases filed with 2,994,651 from 1990 through 2019 following all FDA-approved vaccines. (Source.)

So is the CDC considering COVID-19 vaccines as a possible cause of “Long COVID”?

From the Fierce Healthcare article:

Kavanagh has long been a proponent of the necessity for vaccines, but the CDC data doesn’t have a vaccination status category.

Vaccination status became something of a lightning rod during COVID-19 surges, with those who followed the CDC guidelines noting that they often had to pay (in a sense) for the emergency care and/or hospitalizations of those that hadn’t.

Being vaccinated helps guard against getting long COVID, according to the CDC.

Let that sink in America, at least for those who still have a functioning brain and maybe have escaped the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccines and can still apply logic and common sense to a statement like this.

The CDC wants the public to believe that “being vaccinated helps guard against getting long COVID.” And when hospitalizations were increasing in 2021 when the vaccines were being rolled out, with about 80% of the American public taking at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine according to the CDC, it was the unvaccinated who were being blamed for increased hospitalization rates.

If both of these statements were actually true, would it not be in the best interest of the CDC to track COVID-19 vaccination status?? They certainly have the data to do so.

So why are they not tracking COVID-19 vaccination status and publishing the data?

I seriously doubt that the private Health Insurance industry will be able to survive if forced to cover these “Long COVID” injuries, and I also seriously doubt that the U.S. Government, which currently carries $31 TRILLION debt, will be able to bail out or nationalize the Health Insurance industry, although I am sure they will try.