Watterson A (2021) Failure to prescribe: UK workers with occupational long covid-19 have been ignored. BMJ, 374, Art. No.: n2018. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n2018
First paragraph: Workers with long covid will raise major questions and challenges for UK governments.12 In 3872 covid-19 “workplace” outbreaks and 4253 education outbreaks, occupational morbidity has been seriously underestimated.3 If all employee covid-19 cases in these outbreaks were listed as occupational, then Industrial Injuries Disablement Board benefits would be triggered, assuming the UK Industrial Injuries Advisory Council (IIAC) so advised. Yet covid-19 is still not recognised as a prescribed industrial disease in the UK.
BMJ: Volume 374
|Publication date online||16/08/2021|
|Date accepted by journal||16/08/2021|