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  1. Oh boy, am I glad we have had our vaccinations. But we will still keep wearing masks and keeping distances because the variants could still infect us, albeit not fatally we hope. What these studies will determine is how many folks who survived now have mental illnesses they did not have before. When I was a counselor back in the day folks were more afraid of mental illness diagnosis' than cancer. It was bad enough when we were avoiding having to die with worse physical suffering than waterboarding which does about the same thing, and having to die alone. But now, even if we survive, hundreds of thousands of folks may end up with mental illnesses, and a tiny percentage brain bleeds???????? Some folks are Excerpt: "1 in 3 Covid survivors suffers neurological or mental disorders, study finds One in 3 Covid-19 survivors has suffered a neurological or psychiatric disorder within six months of infection with the virus, a study has found. The results were based on an observational study of more than 230,000 patient health records. The study was published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal. After taking into account underlying health characteristics, such as age, sex, ethnicity and existing health conditions, there was overall a 44% greater risk of neurological and mental health diagnoses after Covid than after flu, and a 16% greater risk after Covid than with respiratory tract infections. Since the coronavirus emerged in China in late 2019, over 132 million infections have been reported, including more than 2.8 million deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Professor Paul Harrison, lead author of the study from the department of psychiatry at Oxford, said the study highlights the need for health systems to be equipped to deal with potentially higher numbers of neurological disorders in survivors of the virus. "These are real-world data from a large number of patients. They confirm the high rates of psychiatric diagnoses after Covid-19, and show that serious disorders affecting the nervous system (such as stroke and dementia) occur too. While the latter are much rarer, they are significant, especially in those who had severe Covid-19," he said. "Although the individual risks for most disorders are small, the effect across the whole population may be substantial for health and social care systems due to the scale of the pandemic and that many of these conditions are chronic. As a result, health care systems need to be resourced to deal with the anticipated need, both within primary and secondary care services." Dr. Max Taquet, a co-author of the study, said further research needs to be done to see "what happens beyond six months." "The study cannot reveal the mechanisms involved, but does point to the need for urgent research to identify these, with a view to preventing or treating them." Since the pandemic emerged and spread throughout the world in spring 2020, there have been a number of investigations into the short and long-term effects of the virus. The University of Oxford's psychiatry department noted that there has been growing concern that survivors might be at increased risk of neurological disorders. Source: https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/1-in-3-covid-survivors-suffer-neurological-or-mental-disorders-study-finds/ar-BB1fnX8L?ocid=uxbndlbing Safe travels folks!
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