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Long Covid Implications for the workplace, 2021, Rayner and Campbell

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

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    The prolonged illness experienced by many patients following acute SARS-CoV2 infection has been termed ‘Long Covid’ (LC) by the self-organized patient groups formed on platforms like Facebook. Some of these patients have now been symptomatic for over a year. LC impacts on ability to work, which has implications for employers, occupational health (OH) services and the wider economy.

    Although the UK prevalence of LC is unknown, one report estimated it at approximately 1:10 of people infected [1]. In the UK, this translates as, e.g., 4000 new cases per day on days with 40 000 positive tests. This may underestimate total numbers of cases because testing was initially unavailable.

    Open access, https://academic.oup.com/occmed/advance-article/doi/10.1093/occmed/kqab042/6209472
     

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