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Name of Media:

Long-term care needed for long Covid

Author(s):

Clara Bullock

Publisher or Source:

The International Travel & Health Insurance Journal (ITIJ)

Type of Media:

Magazine Article

Media Originally for:

Critical Care Physicians,General Public,Nurses and/or Other Critical Care Medical Professionals

Country of Origin:

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)

Primary Focus of Media:

Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)

COVID-19 Related:

Yes

Description:

Long Covid is characterised by a variety of physiological and psychological issues, including fatigue, breathlessness, cognitive blunting (‘brain fog’) and pain.
Christine Husbands, Managing Director for UK healthcare company RedArc, said: “This is clearly an emerging situation and one which is likely to be challenging for insurers, in terms of dealing with claims and underwriting for this new relatively unknown condition and its long-term implications. Offering practical help and emotional support for those diagnosed with the condition will help ensure the right people receive the best possible support for their individual symptoms, as well as helping to reduce the potential size and incidence of claims for the condition.”

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