The third author, Philippa Dunn, director of communications at Hudsonia, a nonprofit environmental research firm, said parts of Europe have a smarter way to deal with partial and changing levels of disability. The report highlights the Netherlands and Sweden.
The Netherlands was considered one of the worst disability systems in the industrialized world, and then, in 2002, the Dutch switched to a system that “gave both employers and employees more incentives to use housing and rehabilitation to return to work”. The report said.
The US Department of Labor states: A list of potential adaptations to chronic fatigue syndrome, many of which overlap with adaptations to the long-term Covid-19 virus, according to a report from the Solve Long Covid Initiative. For less endurance: scooters, periodic breaks. For brain fog: visual planning, memory programmes. For light sensitivity: anti-glare filters, masks. and so on.
The report notes that long-term Covid patients who are given adequate time and assistance “can increase their energy over time and perform an increasing number of tasks each day.” Balancing this with external or self-imposed pressure to return to work is of course a mess.
If Lung Covid has a positive side, Taylor said working on how to fight it and provide relief to patients could benefit people with related conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome and encephalomyelitis. “We learn a lot.”
That’s the estimated average increase in Japanese consumer prices in March from the previous year, according to a survey of economists by FactSet, compared to 8.5 percent in the same period in the United States. Japanese inflation was limited by weak consumer demand and slow wage growth. But even in Japan, consumer inflation expectations are rising. The official figure will be published on Friday by the Japanese Statistics Bureau.
The money we have is the tool of freedom. What we lack and what we seek is the instrument of slavery.”
– Jean-Jacques Rousseau, “The Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau” (1903 translation)
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