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The Long COVID Dilemma

The Long COVID Dilemma

The Long COVID Dilemma

SARS-CoV-2 Infection (COVID-19)

In 2022, SARS-CoV-2 infection (COVID-19) was listed as an underlying or contributing cause of 244,986 (61.3 per 100,000) deaths in the United States.1Beyond the acute-phase severity of the disease, we have learned that symptoms can linger or recur over months or years, resulting in ongoing disability: the Kaiser Family Foundation reports that the “percentage of people who have had COVID and currently report long COVID symptoms declined from 19% in June 2022 to 11% in January 2023. Despite the decline, the rate of long COVID among people who have had COVID remains high.”2 For some groups, the numbers are even higher.3

Whole-Person Care with an Equity Focus

The long COVID journey can be protracted and especially difficult for persons with fewer healthcare resources. Important whole-person supports include non-medical factors such as access to transportation to get to healthcare appointments, as well as access to nutritious food, a safe home environment, educational opportunities, and financial resources. These can all impact health and well-being during the recovery period.

Trauma-Informed Care

Families and caregivers were traumatized as well. Implementing the principles of trauma-informed care: safety, choice, collaboration, trustworthiness and empowerment,4 can be reassuring to patients and caregivers living in fear of reinfection or relapse. The experience of contracting the virus was terrifying for many, whether or not the disease led to hospitalization. And for those who suffered long hospitalizations with respirator care, contracting COVID-19 was an especially traumatic event.

At Econometrica, our experts work extensively with Federal agencies, subject matter experts, and stakeholders to shape services that are inclusive for all persons’ healthcare needs. We understand that chronic disorders can carry a heavy burden for underserved communities, and we coordinate with agencies and funders to look for ways to support persons with elevated needs.


1 Ahmad FB, Cisewski JA, Xu J, Anderson RN. COVID-19 Mortality Update — United States, 2022. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2023;72:493–496. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm7218a4 https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/72/wr/mm7218a4.htm

2 Kaiser Family Foundation. Long Covid: What do the latest data show? January 26, 2023. https://www.kff.org/policy-watch/long-covid-what-do-latest-datashow/#:~:text=As%20of%20January%2016%2C%202023%2C%2015%25%20of%20all%20adults,are%20no%20longer%20reporting%20symptoms.

3 Goldie PD, Chatterjee I. Examining the elevated risk of COVID-19 in transgender communities with an intersectional lens. SN Soc Sci. 2021;1(10):249. doi: 10.1007/s43545-021-00255-x. Epub 2021 Oct 6. PMID: 34693307; PMCID: PMC8492083. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8492083/

4 University of Buffalo, Buffalo Center for Social Research. What is Trauma-Informed Care? https://socialwork.buffalo.edu/social-research/institutes-centers/institute-on-trauma-and-trauma-informed-care/what-is-trauma-informedcare.html#:~:text=The%20Five%20Guiding%20Principles%20are,to%20providing%20Trauma%2DInformed%20Care

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breat Cancer Awareness Month

In 2022 alone, an estimated 287,500 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, with one woman being diagnosed every two minutes. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a great opportunity to highlight the importance of preventive measures and treatments for breast cancer to raise the survival rate of the disease.

Although strides in modern medicine have helped reduce deaths from breast cancer exponentially, numbers since 2020 remind us of the urgent work still needed to fight and spread awareness of the disease.

When breast cancer is diagnosed at the localized stage (i.e., the cancer has not spread outside the breast), the survival rate is 99 percent. However, only 65 percent of women are diagnosed at the local stage. Although it is one of the most common cancers in the world today, with about one in eight women getting the disease at some point in their lives, many women around the globe are not educated about mammograms or self-examinations to help diagnose the disease early.

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, help raise awareness of this largely preventable disease by talking confidently about breast cancer, removing any stigma associated with speaking about breast health, and informing and educating those near you about preventable measures to ensure early diagnosis.

For more important information about Breast Cancer Awareness, please visit:

Work With Us, Work for Us

Econometrica specializes in research and management across numerous industries in both the public and private sectors. We are always looking to hire the best and brightest in data science, health, grants management, energy, homeland security, housing and community development, capital markets and finance, and transportation. We work as the lead service provider, and also as a capable outsource partner to other consultancies. To work with us on your next project, visit us online and email a member of our executive staff in your preferred specialty. To explore the benefits of working for us, visit our careers page.

Econometrica Maintains Continued Operations During Coronavirus Pandemic

Econometrica Maintains Continued Operations During Coronavirus Pandemic

COVID 1BETHESDA, MD – On March 13, President Trump declared a national emergency in response to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) nationwide. Econometrica, Inc., continues to monitor developments related to the coronavirus pandemic to ensure the safety of our staff, their families, and communities. We also are taking steps toward meeting our commitments to clients and partners and continue to provide the high-quality and timely services expected from Econometrica.

The following summarizes steps we have taken to date:

  • Econometrica has mandated that all employees work full time from home for the foreseeable future. We are complying with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to halt gatherings of more than 50 people and to encourage social distancing.
  • Employees working remotely have full access, using secure configurations, to Econometrica’s network resources, applications, and support, including communication tools to support telework. No project work will be interrupted by this move to a remote setup.
  • Project teams in our Health, Housing and Community Development, General Services, Capital Markets, and Data Analytics groups are moving toward scheduling all meetings virtually and limiting travel. All business travel is temporarily suspended during this time.
  • Staff members who work onsite at our clients’ offices continue to report to their respective agencies unless directed otherwise. We have been in contact with each client to develop contingency plans to address remote work should access to the client site is limited or an employee shows symptoms of COVID-19.
  • We have regularly communicated prevention strategies and tips from CDC and the American Red Cross for keeping homes and workplaces safe. Everyone has been advised to call their doctors and follow CDC recommendations for self-quarantine should they show any symptoms related to COVID-19.

Coronavirus infections increase at an exponential rate, with symptoms including fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Social distancing seems to be effective in reducing the spread, and Econometrica wants its employees to feel safe and remain healthy. As this outbreak unfolds, Econometrica will continue to provide its high-quality services with no reduction in availability or commitment.

About Econometrica:

Founded in 1998, Econometrica is a research and management organization in Bethesda, MD, established to provide public- and private-sector clients with customized program support services. Econometrica works with multiple agencies to provide high-quality, cost-effective analyses, modeling, and economic evaluations. The company consistently receives exceptional scores from its clients and believes in three principles: technical capabilities, happy customers, and business development.

Coronavirus infections increase at an exponential rate, with symptoms including fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Social distancing seems to be effective in reducing the spread, and Econometrica wants its employees to feel safe and remain healthy.

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