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Long Covid-19 deals £1.5bn blow to workers, IFS finds

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By Jack Barnett Britons suffering from long Covid-19 are missing out on £1.5bn in earnings as a result of being too ill to work, a new study published today reveals. Some 110,000 workers are missing from work because they are on sick leave with lingering symptoms of the virus, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). Each person afflicted with the long Covid-19 and cannot work at all is losing £1,100 per month, underscoring the ongoing impact the pandemic is having on households’ standard of living. The IFS found the poorest are more likely to come down with a severe case of the vi…

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