The terrible effects of long covid have been debated for a while now, and the studies about all this continue. CNBC just posted an article in which the author is debating this subject using data taken from a new study.
The brand new study reportedly discusses the damaging impacts for “long Covid” patients.
Just in case you are not aware of this term, these are people whose symptoms last months after initially becoming infected.
“Our work and the work of others has shown that this affects people’s abilities to make plans, synthesize information, and do their daily activities of work.”
This is what David Putrino, the Director of Rehabilitation Innovation at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.
He continued and said the following:
“They suffer from a lot of memory loss and inability to form new memories, as well as difficulty with speaking. This is a very debilitating condition with serious cognitive conditions.”
In this new study, researchers examined the ways in which long Covid can affect people’s ability to work.
Patients report brain fog
It seems that according to the latest data, almost half of all “long-haulers” who have been surveyed said they were not able to return to full employment.
This new study also found that almost 2/3 of long-term covid patients report “brain fog.” This is a condition that includes memory loss.
Putrino underscored to CNBC’s “The News with Shepard Smith” that long Covid is a “very real problem.”
He also said that this issue requires more attention that should be given to patients who are experiencing these symptoms.
“It is affecting people of all ages and it doesn’t seem to discriminate on who it’s going to strike down after an acute event,” said Putrino.
He continued and said:
“We need to organize, and we need to start getting government groups involved in providing long-term care for patients who have been sick over a year now with no real end in sight.”
Stay tuned for more news, and make sure to stay safe.