COVID-19 is not a self limiting illness particularly if you have been poorly enough to be hospitalised the first time around.
Even after recovering from a COVID-19 infection, many people remain at high risk of death.
“And worryingly one in ten patients died during the follow up period after hospital discharge”.
The increase in risk was not confined to the elderly. So everyone still needs to be careful as the lockdown is being gradually eased.
1. BMJ. Post-covid syndrome in individuals admitted to hospital with covid-19: retrospective cohort study. BMJ 2021; 372 doi: httpst://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n693 (Published 31 March 2021)
Cite this as: BMJ 2021;372:n693
2. Guardian. Almost third of UK Covid hospital patients readmitted within four months. Ian Sample Science editor
Thu 1 Apr 2021 06.00 BST
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