Far-left Senator Bernie Sanders has proposed a massive investment in research into long Covid, a condition that many experts remain unconvinced is the great public health threat people claim.

Sanders, from Vermont, hopes to establish a $10 billion long Covid moonshot project to speed up research and chungchinghecacloai.com/ create a long Covid patient database for doctors to share information with each other.

His proposal would also create a centralized committee partly made up of actual long Covid patients to oversee research grant disbursements and the status of the research the government is funding.

The CDC said in 2022 that seven percent of Americans reported having ever experienced long Covid, around 18 million.

But doctors have said that overly broad definitions of the condition—an umbrella term for some 200 different symptoms— has led to a great over-exaggeration of the risks and how common it is, leading to many misdiagnoses.

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Sen Sanders‘ proposed long Covid moonshot would allocate $1 billion over 10 years to research and development of treatments. The proposal is still in committee, though, and will need to advance before it goes to the full floor for a vote

Long Covid is a constellation of symptoms such as brain fog, fatigue, headache, trouble sleeping, changes in smell or taste, neck pain, constipation, irregular heartbeat, and many more.

However, many experts have said the long-term symptoms some patients experience following infection are no different from those caused by other viruses, such as flu. 

A recent study found that patients who’d been hospitalized for flu were far more likely to seek medical care for certain conditions than those who’d had hospital treatment for a Covid-19 infection. 

They also found those who were hospitalized for flu were nearly twice as likely to receive treatment for a neurological disorder in the following year, compared to their Covid patient counterparts. 

An Australian physician previously told DailyMail.com that the designation ‘long Covid‘ can cause unnecessary fear, ‘and in some cases, hypervigilance to longer symptoms that can impede recovery.‘

Last year, scientists from the UK, US and Denmark looked at the definition of long Covid by a number of global health organizations, including the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

They found any new symptoms occurring after a confirmed or suspected Covid infection could be considered consistent with long Covid, resulting in more than 200 symptoms associated with it.

Many doctors are unconvinced that long Covid as a condition in and of itself exists, instead believing that different symptoms could signify a number of other diagnoses, such as hypertension, diabetes, lupus, and even cancer.