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NHS to offer ‘long covid’ sufferers help at specialist centres

 

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NHS to offer ‘long covid’ sufferers help at specialist centres

People suffering ‘long covid’ symptoms will be offered specialist help at clinics across England.

Respiratory consultants, physiotherapists, other specialists and GPs will all help assess, diagnose and treat thousands of sufferers who have reported symptoms ranging from breathlessness, chronic fatigue, “brain fog”, anxiety and stress.  Increasing medical evidence and patient testimony is showing that a small but significant minority of people who contract Covid cannot shake off the effects of the virus months after initially falling ill. Some estimates suggest that 10% of Covid patients may still be experiencing symptoms more than three weeks after infection, and perhaps 60,000 people could be suffering from long covid symptoms after more than three months. More…..