On June 29, 2021, the Chief Medical Officers Group (CMOG) sponsored a webinar with the lead author of the largest study to date of PASC. Dr. Ziyad Al-Aly and colleagues conducted a study of over 74,000 veterans and found that even non-hospitalized COVID-19 survivors had an increased risk of death and health resource utilization six months later when compared to those without COVID-19 infection. This highlights the unique role academic health care systems have in planning for integrated multidisciplinary long-term care of COVID-19 survivors and reinforces the importance of prevention of COVID-19 through vaccination.
Ziyad Al-Aly, MD
Chief of Research and Development Service
VA Saint Louis Health Care System