Layla Moran calls for compensation for key workers who have long Covid

Layla Moran has been talking to the media today about long Covid. She makes the case that it should be recognised as an occupational disease, and that compensation should be given to key workers who suffer from it.

She is appearing on Question Time this evening, so she may well take the opportunity to press her argument.

* Mary Reid is a contributing editor on Lib Dem Voice. She was a councillor in Kingston upon Thames, where she is still very active with the local party, and is the Hon President of Kingston Lib Dems.

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2 Comments

  • Little Jackie Paper 18th Feb '21 - 3:29pm

    Long glandular fever? Long sepsis? Long chicken pox? Long food poisoning (I can attest to that one!)

    Why not these others?

  • I think the point is that long Covid has been developed by key workers as a result of taking necessary risks during the pandemic. It is an occupational hazard, and was particularly so in the early days when there was a shortage of PPE.

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