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BBC News published this video item, entitled ““Long Covid” leaves thousands struggling months after infection – BBC News” – below is their description.
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.BBC News YouTube Channel
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