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Janna Friedly was thrilled, hopeful—and relieved—by the email that had landed in her inbox: After years of fighting an uphill battle to treat patients with long COVID, her Seattle clinic, one of the first and longest-running facilities in the US, was finally getting a much-needed financial boost from the US Department of Health and Human Services.

The multimillion-dollar grant, which came through in September, was going to help Friedly and her colleagues at the University of Washington's Post-COVID Rehabilitation and Recovery Care at Harborview Medical Center meet some of the crushing demands of long COVID care.

"This entire year has been really filled with patients that have been trying to get access to the clinic for a year. And they're still struggling," said Friedly, MD, MPH, chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine and executive director at Harborview. Head over to Medscape to read the full story.