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Name of Media:

JTS Medical Centre: Covid-19 and its long-term effects on lungs


Suresh Puri, Dr.

Publisher or Source:

Gulf News

Type of Media:

Newspaper Article

Media Originally for:

General Public

Country of Origin:

United Arab Emirates (the)

Primary Focus of Media:

Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)

COVID-19 Related:



Covid-19 is an infectious disease caused by the SARSCoV-2 virus. The majority of diagnosed cases, about 80 per cent, are either asymptomatic or suffer from mild symptoms, and 20 per cent of diagnosed patients have symptoms of varying severity requiring hospitalisation, while 5 per cent of these hospitalised patients are critically ill and require admission to the ICU. Critically ill patient have bilateral pneumonia, respiratory distress, multiple organ failure and clot formation.

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