The Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table group said “long COVID” symptoms can last from weeks to months and affect about 10 per cent of those infected. The reports indicate more research is required but the group says the condition is posing a burden on the health care system. The Ontario COVID-19 Science Advisory Table is a group that helps give guidance to the province on the pandemic.
Lead author of the report, Fahad Razak said “There is under-recognition both for the public but also among clinicians of this condition because it is hard to define and quantify because we don’t have a lot of information around it,” According to Razak, a conservative estimate indicates roughly 150,000 Canadians who got the coronavirus experience long covid symptoms.
The World Health Organization reported that around 1 in 4 people who were infected will feel symptoms of this condition for at least one month. In addition, one in ten people experiences the symptoms for over 12 weeks. Razak explains that vaccinations reduce the chances of developing long COVID-19 symptoms.
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