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Fresh evidence of the scale and scope of long covid, 2021, Sivan and Delaney

Discussion in 'Epidemics (including Covid-19)' started by Andy, Apr 7, 2021.

  1. Andy

    Andy Committee Member & Outreach

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    The NHS must reconfigure services to manage enduring multimorbidity following covid-19

    The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic in the UK has so far affected more than four million people, with more than 450 000 admitted to hospital and 30% in-hospital mortality.1 The UK’s health service has risen to the twin challenges of managing waves of acute covid-19 and the vaccination effort, with rapid reconfiguration of both services and physical space. Beneath the daily headlines of admissions, deaths, and vaccinations is, however, hidden an iceberg of long term illness—known as long covid, post-covid syndrome, or post-covid sequelae.

    Open access, https://www.bmj.com/content/373/bmj.n853
     
  2. alktipping

    alktipping Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    still obsessed with rehab and return to work without finding the pathophysiological cause you cannot fix a problem when you do not have any clues to the actual cause.
     
  3. DokaGirl

    DokaGirl Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Yes, although the list of significant organ system dysfunctions are provided, they seem downplayed, as if simple to fix. One would think these would be given their due, but instead are a bit rushed past in favor of the focus on rehab and return to work. Of course, important goals. But, this won't be possible if pwlongCOVID remain devastatingly ill.
     

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