“Doctor Thira” reveals the results of Long COVID research that affects daily life.

On August 8, 2022 Assoc.Prof.Dr. Teera Worathanarat, M.D. or “Doctor Thira“Faculty of Medicine Chulalongkorn University posted on Facebook “Thira Woratanarat“to the point”Covid-19stated that

yesterdayAround the world add 553,076 people 726 additional deaths, totaling 589,300,587 deaths, totaling 6,436,340 deaths

Top 5 most infected is Japan South Korea, Italy, Australia and Taiwan.

Yesterday, the number of new infections included countries from Europe and Asia, seven of the top 10 and 14 of the world’s top 20.

The number of new infections every day in the world now. from Asia and Europe together accounted for 86.98 percent of the world, while the number of deaths accounted for 75.2 percent.

Thailand’s epidemic situation

from the data Worldometer found this morning

Number of deaths yesterday The 7th highest in the world and 4th in Asia, although the Thai Ministry of Health has adjusted the reporting system from 1 May until the number of reports is greatly reduced.

Long COVID in the UK

Data from the Office for National Statistics, United Kingdom, on August 4, 2022.

Assess whether someone is currently experiencing problems. Long COVID About 1.8 million people, or 2.8% of the total population.

If the total long-COVID cohort was analyzed, about 243,000 people (14%) had experienced the condition in less than 12 weeks.

While more than 1.4 million (81%) have had a problem for at least 12 weeks, 761,000 (43%) have had at least one year of Long COVID, and 380,000 (21%) have suffered Long COVID. then at least 2 years

Long COVID patients Of all that existed, about a third (nearly six hundred thousand) occurred during the Omicron epidemic.

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The impact of Long COVID on daily life

ONS data show that 1.3 million people (72% of the total number of Long COVID cases) reported an impact on their daily lives.

While up to 1 in 5 of all patients admit that Long COVID has greatly impacted their daily lives.

The situation in Thailand The actual number of infected people per day is higher than the daily report, which only chooses to report on patients who need to be hospitalized.

As already said The infection does not end with just chilling and recovering, but getting severely sick and dying, andThe impact that global concern is Long COVID That will cause more people to suffer from long-term illnesses, disabilities, and burdens for patients, families and the country.

Thailand’s challenge is No detailed figures are presented like other countries. This will make both the people, employers and agencies. It is difficult for all sectors to come up with a response plan, care, support, help.

It’s like waiting for a tsunami to hit. and then find a way to survive

However, if we follow the detailed information of other countries around the world, Thai people who have been infected with the diseaseCovid-19 Before, you should regularly assess your health status periodically. Have a health check 3-6 months after the infection has healed, and consult a doctor if you notice any abnormalities in your body, mind, mind, or emotions.

In addition, employers in both the public and private sectors including other agencies non-public health should consider policies, measures and develop internal mechanisms to assess health status and support guidelines Social assistance for people suffering from Long COVID for their personnel including people in the scope of the agency responsible It should be able to reduce the impact to some more or less.

Protecting yourself from infection is the best. Always wear the mask correctly. is the heart

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