In this episode of Gasping for Breath season 2, we raise a question- Is Long Covid a disability?
In 2021, the Americans with Disabilities Act recognised Long Covid as a disability.
In June, a tribunal in the UK recognised long covid as a disability. This case was filed by a man suffering from Long covid who was sacked from his job and wanted permission to sue his employer.
So in this episode, Suno India’s Menaka Rao spoke to Amba Salelka, a lawyer working on disability rights and implementation of Convention of Rights of Persons with Disability. She spoke about how people with long covid can advocate for their rights under The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016
Guidance on “Long COVID” as a Disability Under the ADA, Section | HHS.gov
Long Covid is a disability, tribunal rules in landmark case
THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, 2016
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities | OHCHR.
Question Sets - The Washington Group on Disability Statistics