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Occ-COVID – A Medical Perspective
January 15 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Occ-COVID – A Medical Perspective: What We Know about the Long Term Health Effects
With more than 73 million documented infections of COVID-19 and 1.6 million deaths worldwide, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic continues unabated. The clinical spectrum of SARS-CoV-2 infection ranges from an asymptomatic infection to a life-threatening and fatal disease. Current estimates are that approximately 41 million people globally have “recovered”; however, clinicians are observing patients with persistent symptoms and others who develop complications after SARS-CoV-2 infection. Because COVID-19 is a new disease, much about it remains uncertain—in particular, the possible long-term health consequences.
Join us on January 15 as Dr. Pravesh Jugnundan, Occupational Medicine Physician, provides a medical overview of COVID-19 and describes the long-term effects on physical and mental health as we know them today.
Followed by Dave Wilken who will discuss the importance of recognizing COVID-19 as an Occupational Disease, including advice on determining work-relatedness, the value of establishing a WSIB claim and how OHCOW can assist.