To be clear, I don’t believe Long Covid is much of an issue and won’t be a huge societal problem. It’s mostly “medium” Covid and most of the “disabling” issues are very minor, and mostly temporary.
Yes, it’s real, just as it is for flu, RSV, etc. But it’s just not the thing many libs wish it were, no matter how many dubious papers they trot out. But time will tell, as it always does.