Long covid warning for vaccinated people

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), a record two million people in the UK suffer from long covid.

Figures show that around 3.1% of the British population suffers from symptoms lasting for more than four weeks after taking Covid-19, according to new ONS estimates. About 376,000 people who first caught Covid-19 around the start of the pandemic reported symptoms lasting at least two years.

And 826,000 people experience symptoms for at least a year. About 1.4 million had prolonged symptoms at least three months after their initial infection.

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La NHS say common symptoms of long COVID includes fatigue, shortness of breath, chest pain or tension, and memory problems (brain fog). Other signs of long-term covetousness include insomnia, dizziness, dizziness, needles and needles, joint pain, depression and anxiety, and tinnitus and earaches.

People with long covetousness also reported nausea and stomach problems, as well as original covetous symptoms including high temperature, cough, headache, sore throat, changes in smell or taste. Eruptions can also be a sign of long covetousness.

You should contact your doctor if you are concerned about symptoms that lasted four weeks or more after you had Covid-19 or thought you may have Covid-19.

The ONS said the rates of long-term covid were highest among women, those aged 35 to 69, people living in poorer places, those working in social care, teaching and education or health care, and those with other health conditions or disabilities.

The figures are based on self-reported long-term covetousness of a representative sample of people in private households in the four weeks to 1 May 2022. Estimates of long-term covetousness in the UK have risen sharply in recent months, climbing from 1.3 million at the start of the year to reach 1.5 million by the end of January and 1.8 million in early April.

The increase is likely to reflect the impact of the Omicron variant of the virus, which has seen record levels of infection across the country in the spring. Experts have called for more to be done to educate the public about the risks of long covid.

While experts advise that the best protection against coronavirus is vaccination, people are warned that vaccines will not necessarily protect them against long-term covetousness.

Professor Amitava Banerjee, of the Institute of Health Informatics at University College London, told PA: “We know that the only way to prevent it is to prevent infection. We have put all our eggs in the vaccine basket. And the latest analysis , including ONS, shows that although vaccinated people are much less likely to suffer long covid than those without vaccination, they can still become infected, and they can still have long covid.

“So this idea that there’s nothing to worry about high levels of covid in the population, I think, is misleading. I think we should do more to educate people … just like we said from the beginning, there’s a risk of hospitalization or worst death in vulnerable people, and therefore you should be vaccinated.

“But we should still say today in June 2022 that getting a covetous infection is something that is best avoided because there is a risk.”

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