According to the CDC, chronic illnesses are “conditions that last 1 year or more and require ongoing medical attention or limit activities of daily living or both." It’s the leading cause of death and disability in the United States. It’s expensive too. Chronic and mental health conditions make up 90% of the US’ $3.5 trillion in annual health care spending. This week is Invisible Disability Awareness Week, so it’s the perfect time to ask the question: how are people with invisible illnesses faring in COVID times? WRFI News Intern Tessie Devlin reports.

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