Economies face ‘long COVID’ threat as data shows rates surging

Patients call for more research and support as an estimated 1.7 million people in the UK are found to have long COVID.

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Hasnain says:

It’s sad that it took “the economy is suffering!” for this to be taken more seriously, but I’ll take it. Better late than never.

“Close to half of those reporting symptoms beyond four weeks have suffered for over a year. The most common symptoms are fatigue, brain fog, breathlessness and muscle pain, but there are now around 200 known symptoms affecting almost every organ in the body, according to Brendan Delaney, a GP and chair in medical informatics and decision making at Imperial College London.

What is now starting to get governments’ attention is that the majority of those suffering from long COVID are in the prime of their lives — and careers — between the ages of 35 and 49.”

Posted on 2022-04-13T05:20:44+0000