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After it was published by us yesterday that the real death rate from the epidemic worldwide is almost 15 million people - three times more than what was thought until now, additional worrying information is revealed regarding long covid - the side effect that comes after the corona and causes many to experience symptoms such as fatigue, muscle pain, loss Taste, brain fog and more.
Now, new research has found it can also cause death.
The study, published yesterday (Wednesday), analyzed death certificates in the US National System of Vital Statistics from January 2020 to the end of June 2022. The study was relatively complicated because, unlike diseases such as cancer or diabetes, the US did not have a specific disease code for long-tracking Covid during the time period this.
"It's not one of the leading causes of death, but given the fact that this is the first time we're looking at it, and that long-term covid is a disease that we're learning more about every day, the bottom line is that it's possible for someone to die that long-term covid played a role in their death," she told the New York Times. Farida Ahmed, a health scientist at the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics and who led the study.
Not only causes side effects but even death.
Corona department (photo: ShutterStock)
Long covid is actually a complex set of symptoms that can last for months or more.
The symptoms can affect almost any organ system.
Some of the most debilitating post-Corona symptoms are breathing problems, heart problems, extreme fatigue, and cognitive and neurological problems.
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Not every doctor, coroner or coroner fills out a death certificate the same way, so the researchers had to create a program to scan more than a million death certificates for lengthy Covid-related text.
Since there is no one fixed term to describe long covid, they included several key terms in their search, including "chronic covid", "long covid" and "post-corona syndrome".
They found that long-term covid deaths accounted for less than 0.3 percent of the 1,021,487 deaths linked to the coronavirus from January 2020 to June 2022. There were some common elements among those who died, too.
Most researchers agree that the true number is likely higher, as it took a long time for the corona to be recognized by doctors, and the diagnosis code for it did not exist until October 2021. As for those identified as long-term covid-related deaths, just over half occurred in people aged 75 and over, And 78.5 percent were among white people.
In one third of the cases, the main cause of death was not recorded as corona,