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More than 2 million people in the UK may have suffered from long Covid

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A new survey of half a million adults in the UK has revealed more than 2 million may have suffered from long Covid. 

Currently, long Covid is not fully understood and its definition has not yet been agreed upon. The self-reported survey showed 37% of respondents experienced at least one symptom lasting 12 weeks or more with higher weight, smoking, lower incomes and having a chronic illness being associated with a higher chance of experiencing symptoms of long Covid. 

The government has issued £50m in funding for research on long Covid. 

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Source: BBC News, 24 June 2021

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