“Long Covid” leaves thousands struggling months after infection – BBC News

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    The head of the NHS in England says hundreds of thousands of people could be suffering the effects of what’s know as long Covid. For most people Covid-19 is a relatively mild illness which passes quickly. But many others are left struggling with symptoms for months afterwards. Some can be exhausted by a short walk while others are experiencing much more severe symptoms. Huw Edwards presents BBC News at Ten reporting by medical correspondent Fergus Walsh.

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