The next wave of the pandemic: Long Covid

  

Category:  Health, Science & Technology

Via:  hallux  •  2 weeks ago  •  3 comments

By:   Caitlin Owens - Axios

The next wave of the pandemic: Long Covid
Two studies released last week emphasized how common it is for COVID survivors to require care months after their infection.

It does not appear to matter what kind of healthcare you have, the system will be stressed and possibly to the breaking point.


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Two studies released last week emphasized how common it is for COVID survivors to require care months after their infection.

One study,  published Thursday in Nature , found that, between one and six months post-infection, people whose coronavirus cases didn't require hospitalization had a 60% higher risk of death than people who hadn't been infected with the virus,  per the New York Times .

These non-hospitalized COVID patients also had a 20% greater chance of needing outpatient medical care over those six months post-infection. Their symptoms spanned across organ systems and also included mental health issues.

Some could become chronic health conditions requiring lifelong treatment.

“We found it all,”  Ziyad Al-Aly, chief of the research and development service at the VA St. Louis Health Care System and an author of the study,  t old the NYT. “What was shocking about this when you put it all together was like ‘Oh my God,’ you see the scale."


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Hallux
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1  seeder  Hallux    2 weeks ago

... but then speaking on a telephone seems to be far more dangerous than actually carrying a gun.

 
 
 
Ender
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2  Ender    2 weeks ago

So they still don't know how bad any long term effects can be.

 
 
 
Kavika
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3  Kavika     2 weeks ago

One of our neighbors contacted COVID in May of 2020. A week in the hospital but she still doesn't have the energy to walk around the block and her husband told me she gets ''brain fog'' from time to time. 

 
 
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