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Living with long Covid – podcast

With no restrictions in place and a successful vaccine rollout in the UK, it is tempting to think that the threat to health from coronavirus is passing. But millions are struggling with long Covid, says Linda Geddes There are early signs the UK may be at the start of a new wave of Covid infections as new variants and subvariants begin taking hold in a population at risk of waning immunity. For many people it will mean a bout of illness that can last a couple of weeks, but for others it could be the start of a cluster of syndromes known as long Covid. As the Guardian science correspondent Linda Geddes tells Hannah Moore, at least 2 million Britons are struggling with long Covid, and the NHS’s response, according to the Royal College of Nursing, is “woefully inadequate”. Continue reading...

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