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Project June 25, 2023

Long COVID in Mexico: Neurological and Psychiatric Symptoms



This reporting project documents what patients with severe neurological and psychiatric symptoms due to long COVID face in Mexico: from medical gaslighting, to occupational disability and the risk of suicide.

The project follows the daily lives of two patients suffering from long COVID-19. They are getting inappropriate or no treatment at all because neither public nor private insurance covers their illness.

The reporting looks for the motives for Mexico not recognizing long COVID. The research also provides comparative international context. Interviews were held with health sector officials and authors of the most relevant international studies on long COVID, among others.

The reportage, with multimedia material, is being published in palabra., the National Association of Hispanic Journalists-sponsored news website, in Spanish and English, as well as in Mexico's proceso magazine, Milenio Group, La Silla Rota, and Mexican radio outlets such as Grupo Fórmula and Grupo Radio Mil.