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In the wake of the pandemic: preparing for Long COVID

In the wake of the pandemic: preparing for Long COVID
In the wake of the pandemic: preparing for Long COVID
COVID-19 can cause persistent ill-health. Around a quarter of people who have had the virus experience symptoms that continue for at least a month but one in 10 are still unwell after 12 weeks. This has been described by patient groups as “Long COVID”.
Our understanding of how to diagnose and manage Long COVID is still evolving but the condition can be very debilitating. It is associated with a range of overlapping symptoms including generalized chest and muscle pain, fatigue, shortness of breath, and cognitive dysfunction, and the mechanisms involved affect multiple system and include persisting inflammation, thrombosis, and autoimmunity. It can affect anyone, but women and health care workers seem to be at greater risk.
Long COVID has a serious impact on people’s ability to go back to work or have a social life. It affects their mental health and may have significant economic consequences for them, their families and for society.
Policy responses need to take account of the complexity of Long COVID and how what is known about it is evolving rapidly
European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
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Rajan, Selina, Khunti, Kamlesh, Alwan, Nisreen, Stevens, Claire, Greenhalgh, Trish, MacDermott, Nathalie, Sagan, Anna and McKee, Martin (2021) In the wake of the pandemic: preparing for Long COVID , European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, 30pp.

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Abstract

COVID-19 can cause persistent ill-health. Around a quarter of people who have had the virus experience symptoms that continue for at least a month but one in 10 are still unwell after 12 weeks. This has been described by patient groups as “Long COVID”.
Our understanding of how to diagnose and manage Long COVID is still evolving but the condition can be very debilitating. It is associated with a range of overlapping symptoms including generalized chest and muscle pain, fatigue, shortness of breath, and cognitive dysfunction, and the mechanisms involved affect multiple system and include persisting inflammation, thrombosis, and autoimmunity. It can affect anyone, but women and health care workers seem to be at greater risk.
Long COVID has a serious impact on people’s ability to go back to work or have a social life. It affects their mental health and may have significant economic consequences for them, their families and for society.
Policy responses need to take account of the complexity of Long COVID and how what is known about it is evolving rapidly

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Published date: 21 April 2021

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Local EPrints ID: 451076
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/451076
PURE UUID: 74586ba7-e6bc-4399-bb26-3711fbca18f5
ORCID for Nisreen Alwan: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4134-8463

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Date deposited: 07 Sep 2021 16:30
Last modified: 13 Dec 2021 03:15

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Author: Selina Rajan
Author: Kamlesh Khunti
Author: Nisreen Alwan ORCID iD
Author: Claire Stevens
Author: Trish Greenhalgh
Author: Nathalie MacDermott
Author: Anna Sagan
Author: Martin McKee

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