What is ‘long COVID’?
Scientists are still working to understand the impacts and reasons for ongoing symptoms in some patients.
For some people, symptoms of Covid-19 symptoms can last for weeks or even months. Long-term effects can range from continued fatigue and shortness of breath to serious complications, including neurological symptoms.
Doctors and scientists continue to study the long-term consequences of the virus and there is no definitive information yet on who may experience these long-term effects, but it is clear that people who are young and in good health may be affected.
Fair Future, as part of its work, spoke with several patients who had been affected by the “long” form of Covid-19 and could provide some answers.
In addition to the significant impact on people’s physical health, the long COVID also has adverse mental health consequences, as anxiety can build up as symptoms continue to appear.
We can also say that after nearly 15 months of field investment, there are still no firm conclusions as to why COVID-19 has a longer term impact on some people and not others. . But awareness has grown, and COVID has long been recognized as an important reason we all need to continue to protect ourselves and our communities.
In February 2021, a report from the World Health Organization suggested that one in 10 COVID patients still had symptoms 12 weeks after infection. WHO Regional Director for Europe Dr Hans Henri P. Kluge urged that people with COVID-19 be included in health policy responses to COVID-19 and called on “policymakers policies to take the initiative on this issue “.
COVID-19 continues to be a significant threat to all of us. Stay safe by taking the vaccine when offered, wearing a mask, maintaining a physical distance, and washing your hands regularly.