Sad, but true. I already know some folks who (it looks like) will never fully recover. And some started off young and fit. Sad.
More fearmongering by the media.
Some people have different and lasting effects from a disease or infection?
Wow, who knew??? Only been happening for tens of thousands of years.
Yes we know that viral infections can cause lasting effects in a small percentage of people. (although it does seem more likely with coronaviruses)
When was the last time 80%+ of the population get infected with a virus in a short time period.
It's amazing how even after 2+ years so many people can only grasp 1 or 2 variables of the COVID equation. I wasn't aware so much of the country was, quite frankly, so stupid before this whole COVID debacle. That makes me more worried for the future than anything else.
OP I'm gonna guess you didn't read the article. Spoiler alert: it's trash lol. It first presented some rough estimates of how many people have long covid symptoms, and then it said that MIGHT mean a mass deterioration even was coming (no source referenced, just the authors thoughts I guess). And IF that happens then it could affect disability claims in the future but no change in the rate of claims has been found so for. There was zero actual evidence to support the claim being made in the title, and no resources cit
...ed to support it either
Not the OP.
I read the entire article and it sounded pretty similar to fearmongering Climate Change articles. Lots of "if this", "seems", "possible", "likely", "may".
It's just another writer penning content to get paid.
Luckily we get to read your writing for free. What a gift.
I thought I had long COVID when in my situation it was just uncontrolled blood pressure. Control your blood pressure because if you don't it could get so out of control that you have breathing issues and fatigue that might make you think you have one issue when in reality it's something less obvious.
I am now in the company of Plato, Socrates, Voltaire, and Russell, as you can read their writings for free also!
The majority of things from the Atlantic are garbage. I remember reading their piece about Gov Brian Kemp in Georgia when he opened the state back up. Titled something like Georgia's Experiment with Human Sacrifice. Most of their work (if you can call it that) reads like something an edgy middle schooler put together.
Unfortunately, the aging American population will give fearmongers an opening in the coming years. Lunatics will point at natural age-related physical deterioration of the boomers and say "SEE. LONG COVID. WE NEED MORE VACCINES AND MEDICATIONS TO STOP THIS." The sad part is many policy makers and corrupt Washington DC officials will play along with the charade.
56 million Americans currently have long covid?
Who believes that BS
The Boston Globe today was scaring prospective mothers about fetuses getting Covid and becoming damaged.
Jesus get over yourself. Your endless pontificating is insufferable. Pretend medical professional fantasist, who do you are fooling?
What exactly do you disagree with?
Lots of emotion, little actual discussion. The anti-vaxxers are just a copy of the whiny liberals of the mid-2000s.
^^^Says the chief whiny liberal himself.
The symptoms of “long COVID” are so vague that you could diagnose the majority of people who had Covid with it. It’s almost a meaningless term, making it difficult to do any analysis on. I guess that doesn’t stop the fine thinkers of The Atlantic from trying.
Agreed - it’s very hard to define. A lot like other post viral fatigue-type illness (as I mentioned in my first post).
We’ve had 200M+ people infected with a virus and about a million die. It would need rather naive to simply write off any worry if long-term damage as “too vague.”
I don’t agree with the doom-and-gloom prophecies yet but I do believe there will be many many people who have issues from COVID that last months to years.
Also I am not a liberal. We probably agree on more things than you’re willing to admit.
Today, at this moment, based on the world population of 7.9 Billion, state the probability (1 in x) of dying for ANY REASON among:
ZERO Covid vaxxed:
1-shot Covid vaxxed (includes J&J):
2-shot Covid vaxxed:
3-shot Covid vaxxed:
4-shot Covid vaxxed: