The ongoing coronavirus pandemic had its main outbreak in Wuhan (China), and once again, we can see that there’s no use thinking that the disease will go away from a person too easily. The Asian country reported a total of 4,600 deaths caused by COVID, according to worldometers.info.
A new study published in Jama Network Open reveals that from those lucky fellows from China who survived COVID, 45% had to deal with at least one lasting symptom about a year later after they got out of the hospital.
Over 2,400 patients surveyed
For the new study, 2,433 patients from Wuhan hospitals were analyzed. They got out of hospital between February and April 2020. The study follow-up occurred in March 2021. Almost half of the patients reported a minimum of one symptom, such as fatigue, anxiety, myalgia, chest tightness, and other relatively mild ones in the one-year follow-up.
The researchers wrote, as quoted by ArsTechnica.com:
COVID-19 can affect multiple organs, which leads to both acute organ damage and long-term sequelae, with the latter effects gaining increasing concerns.
As for the moment, China is way behind in the overall worldwide ranking of countries affected by COVID-19. The USA takes the lead, if we take a look at worldometers.info, as the country is severely hit by the pandemic. The next in line are India, Brazil, the UK, Russia, Turkey, France, and so on.
However, getting vaccinated for COVID remains a top priority, according to experts, who strongly root for it. Our World in Data reveals that 45.4% of our planet’s citizens have chosen to get vaccinated for the coronavirus with at least the first dose.
The COVID pandemic doesn’t show too many signs of slowing down, as the Delta variant keeps spreading,