The Australian Department of Health and Aging has recently published the National COVID-19 Health Management Plan for 2023.
I have seen criticism that it plays down the seriousness of "Long COVID". At the same time, I haven't found much quality discourse on the seriousness of Long COVID, and think there is room for a few questions on the topic on this site.
The plan states:
An important aspect of Australia’s COVID-19 recovery will be management of long COVID. Research is continuing into this condition in Australia. Australia’s experience of long COVID is potentially different to many other countries due to our high two-dose vaccination rates and the fact that our widespread levels of infection only occurred after the Omicron variant emerged. Infection with the Omicron variant is less likely to lead to long COVID than the Delta variant.
Is Omicron safer than Delta in terms of Long COVID?