Some can barely walk they’re so exhausted and their muscles so weak. Many have lost the ability to recall everyday facts or hold a conversation. Others have developed life-threatening allergies or chronic dizziness.
All have suffered months of ill-health — careers are on hold, social lives are mothballed and family life is a shadow of what it was.
It was these personal experiences that prompted 39 doctors affected by ‘long Covid’ to write a joint letter, published in the BMJ [British Medical Journal] recently, calling for more help for those affected.
These weren’t people who’d been left fighting for life on a ventilator. Some had barely any symptoms of Covid-19 infection at first, and none had to be admitted to hospital.
Yet most are now more affected by their post-Covid symptoms than when they had the infection.
The vast majority had previously been fit, young individuals. But many are now wondering if they’ll ever be well again. …
The number affected so far in this country [by long Covid] has already exceeded 60,000 …
‘If [long Covid] affects 10 per cent of the population [as one study suggests] and we never get better — and go from being economically active to long-term inactive and unable to work — then even if you remove the human suffering element, it is something policy-makers need to take into account,’ Dr Jake Suett, 32, an anaesthetist who initiated the letter, told Good Health.
Well, covid did come from a Chinese bioweapons lab.
And the Chinese Government did impose the world’s harshest lockdown to date, to minimize the damage to Chinese citizens.
Discussing deaths as if it is the only health cost of covid is dangerously naive.
The military have long known that it is more effective to wound an enemy combatant than to kill them, because a wounded person requires more resources to be spent on them, rescuing them and hospitalizing them, often tying up another two or three people for months.
Same principle with disease. The bioweapon that most weakens another society would be a highly contagious disease that merely subtly impairs. Not deadly enough to go all medieval and stop at all costs, so it’s allowed to run wild (and didn’t the Chinese and their WHO puppets say that covid was just a bad flu?).
If it impairs, it will inevitably kill a few of the least fit. But that’s just the side-effect.