Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion and Population Health
Population Health Research Brief Series
The Unequal Burden of Long COVID
Marc A. Garcia, Catherine García, and Erin Bisesti
Racial/ethnic disparities in U.S. COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, and deaths have been well documented. However, less research has focused on racial/ethnic disparities in long COVID. This data slice summarizes data from the U.S. Census Household Pulse Survey and reports that although there are no significant racial/ethnic differences in overall activity limitations from long COVID, a higher percentage of Black and Hispanic/Latino adults report experiencing “significant” activity limitations compared to Whites.