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Desperate for treatment, Covid ‘long haulers’ push for 9/11-style health registry

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State and federal lawmakers, with the support of unions, are looking to survivor registries created after 9/11 as a model for helping potentially millions of people with often-debilitating long-term symptoms of Covid-19. The efforts would center on creating data troves that so-called “long-haulers” could access to make informed decisions about their care, allow medical providers to study the coronavirus’ still-mysterious long-term effects on the body, and help them qualify for state or federal benefits. But proposals that would allow patients to opt into registries, rather than automatically pull in their…

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