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Long Covid: One in five can no longer work

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“We will have to reckon with the fact that around 20 percent of those affected by Long Covid can no longer be integrated into working life,” says the Viennese pneumologist (Floridsdorf Clinic) Arshang Valipour. The latest data from the USA show that 7.3 percent of adults there are affected by the long-term effects of the infection, and this figure is even ten percent among 25 to 45 year olds.

Long Covid is defined as health problems that persist or recur beyond the acute phase of a SARS-CoV-2 infection of four weeks.

Persistent heart problems

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Frankfurt scientists examined 346 people – an equal number of women and men – between 18 and 77 years four and eleven months after surviving a SARS-CoV-2 infection. At the beginning of the study, 73 percent of the people complained of heart problems, and 57 percent continued to have these symptoms up to eleven months after the infection.

Significantly reduced performance and exhaustion are typical of Long Covid. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome ME/CFS is not a psychosomatic disorder, but an organic ailment. At least six months after contracting Covid, those affected could only do light work for two to four hours a day, some were unable to work and could hardly take care of themselves.

Source: Nachrichten

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