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.
Source: BBC News, 24 June 2021