Apparently this needs to be stated for the record in the current era of health disinformation — so once more, with feeling: Long COVID is an actual condition with debilitating symptoms. Less well-established, given that we’re only four years beyond the dawn of the pandemic era, is the form those symptoms take, not to mention their correlation with employment status, income and other socioeconomic variables. In a study published in JAMA Network Open, nine researchers attempted to establish some linkage. After surveying 14,767 individuals infected with COVID-19 at least two months previously, they discovered that cognitive symptoms in individuals with Long COVID were associated with a higher degree of functional impairment and lesser likelihood of full-time employment. There is much still to learn, to put it mildly.