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‘Long hauler’ study shows COVID can kill months after infection – Sydney Morning Herald

The excess mortality translates into about 8 extra deaths per 1000 patients – worsening the pandemic’s hidden toll amid growing recognition that many patients require…

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Al-Aly and colleagues used the US Department of Veterans Affairs national health-care databases – the largest nationally integrated health-care delivery system in the US – to examine diagnoses, medication use and laboratory test results from 73,435 non-hospitalised and 13,654 hospitalised patients up to six months after they had recovered from an acute case of COVID-19.
COVID survivors were more likely to require assistance for additional medical problems than almost 5 million users of the Veterans…

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