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Name of Media:

COVID-19 effects can be persistent and serious say doctors suffering 'long COVID'


Natasha Mitchell

Publisher or Source:

ABC News

Type of Media:

Newspaper Article

Media Originally for:

General Public

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Primary Focus of Media:

Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)

COVID-19 Related:



Dr MacDermott is one of a growing number of previously healthy people who identify as having 'long COVID', a bewildering array of symptoms that continue months after the initial, acute signs of infection.

"The concept of long COVID has been dismissed ... even in the medical sphere," she says.

But now Dr MacDermott is part of a group of UK doctors affected by persistent symptoms of suspected or confirmed COVID-19, who are calling for more research, better monitoring, and medical support.

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