The Washington Post reports:
A study released Wednesday by the National Center for Health Statistics found that more than 3,500 Americans died of long-covid-related illness in the first 2½ years of the pandemic.
While those deaths represent a small fraction of the 1 million deaths from the coronavirus, they reinforce the danger of ignoring the lingering symptoms that many patients say their physicians have dismissed.
“A lot of people think of long covid as associated with long-term illness,” said Farida Ahmad, a health scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and lead author of the study. “This shows it can be a cause of death.”
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More than 3,500 Americans have died from long-covid-related illness in the first 2½ years of the pandemic, according to the CDC.
Experts say the deaths reinforce the danger of ignoring lingering symptoms that many say their physicians have dismissed. https://t.co/DVdo8uWMX7
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) December 14, 2022