Why governments will have to consider the costs of long COVID when easing pandemic restrictions

Tue, 3 Aug 2021 05:41:14 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam

"With governments worldwide under pressure to ease pandemic restrictions as
vaccination rates rise and impatience with border restrictions grows, new
threats become clearer.

One of the costliest, it is now feared, could be a tsunami of “long COVID”

Long COVID is a serious ongoing illness that follows an acute episode of the
disease. It is characterised by extreme fatigue, muscle weakness,
post-exertional malaise and an inability to concentrate (“brain fog”), among
many other symptoms.

The focus, therefore, needs to shift towards protecting quality of life as much
as saving lives in the first place."

       *** Xanni ***
mailto:xanni@xanadu.net               Andrew Pam
http://xanadu.com.au/                 Chief Scientist, Xanadu
https://glasswings.com.au/            Partner, Glass Wings
https://sericyb.com.au/               Manager, Serious Cybernetics

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