The author of a new study discussed the damaging impacts on “long Covid” patients, people whose symptoms last for months after being initially infected.
“Our work and the work of others have shown that it affects people’s abilities to plan, synthesize information and carry out their daily work activities,” said David Putrino, director of rehabilitation innovation at Mount Sinai. New York Hospital. “They suffer from a lot of memory loss and inability to form new memories, as well as difficulty speaking. It is a very debilitating condition with severe cognitive problems.”
In the Putrino study, researchers looked at how long Covid can affect people’s ability to work, and they found that nearly half of all “long-haul” surveyed said they were not. unable to regain full employment. The study also found that nearly two-thirds of long-term Covid patients report “brain fog,” which includes memory loss.
Putrino pointed out to TUSEN’s “The News with Shepard Smith” that the long Covid is a “very real problem” and that more attention needs to be paid to providing long-term care to affected patients.
“It affects people of all ages and it doesn’t seem to discriminate on who he’s going to hit after a serious event,” Putrino said. “We need to organize and we need to start involving government groups in providing long term care to patients who have been ill for over a year now with no real end in sight.”