People might have relaxed their view of catching Covid-19 over the last few months, but a recent study has shown there is still very much a problem of Long Covid.
According to findings published in JAMA, 13.9 per cent of people are still having symptoms after three months, which is what the World Health Organization defines as Long Covid.
Researchers looked at data from the Covid States Project, which is an internet survey from the USA. It concluded that 1.7 per cent of American adults tested positive for Long Covid, reported the Pharmacy Times.
This includes 1.3 per cent of men, two per cent of women, 0.7 per cent of Asians, one per cent of Black Americans, two per cent of Hispanics, and 1.8 per cent of White adults.
It follows data from a self-report system tracking study, which revealed similar findings, including 13.3 per cent of Covid-19 sufferers still having symptoms after one month.
The survey also found 4.5 per cent continued to be symptomatic at two months.
What’s more, a UK study of 20,000 people revealed 13.7 per cent of patents still displayed symptoms at 12 weeks.
Although a significant number of Britons are still getting their Covid-19 boosters to ward against the risk of contracting the virus, it is still a health threat, particularly to those who are vulnerable.
According to the NHS, it has delivered 15 million boosters this autumn. However, national director of vaccinations and screening Steve Russel reminded the public: “It remains vital that anyone who needs their flu and Covid-19 jabs come forward and books as soon as possible.”
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