Public Health Expert Says Risk Of Long Covid Shows Need To Do Everything To Minimise Risk Of Infection

A Public health expert says the risk of long Covid shows the need to do everything to minimise the risk of infection.

Professor Ivan Perry from UCC believes there will be a significant burden of long Covid from the Omicron wave here.

It comes as 21,926 new cases of Covid 19 have been detected here in the latest round of figures.

Professor Perry says long Covid’s a big issue in the UK and could be a problem here too:

“We had some data from the UK last week suggesting that approximately 1.3 million people in the UK currently meet the criteria for long Covid. And if those figures are translated to Ireland, that equated to a considerable burden of morbidity.”


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