Long COVID is a range of new, returning, and ongoing health problems people can experience after they have contracted the virus—and young people suffering from Long COVID symptoms are speaking out. Resolve to Save Lives has launched Voices of Long COVID, a campaign that features testimonials from people ages 18 to 29 who are struggling with persistent health problems from COVID-19.
Long COVID symptoms can include fatigue, shortness of breath, “brain fog,” gastrointestinal problems, and loss of taste and smell, among many others. The campaign follows Resolve to Save Lives’ national survey that found that nearly a third of American adults are unaware of Long COVID, and that “long-hauler” stories can motivate 40% of unvaccinated people to consider getting a COVID-19 vaccine.
Resolve to Save Lives has created a Voices of Long COVID campaign toolkit, including ads for TV and radio, social media copy, graphics, and digital banners. The campaign materials were researched and produced by Resolve to Save Lives, an initiative of the global public health organization, Vital Strategies. The campaign is being promoted by Franklin County Public Health, the Louisiana Department of Health, the Marion County Public Health Department, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Wake County (NC), and the West Virginia Department of Health & Human Services. View and download the campaign materials.