“Doctor Thira” warns that Long COVID is a big aftershock that must be prepared to deal with.

On August 31, 2022 Assoc. Prof. Dr. Teera Worathanarat or “Doctor Thira“Faculty of Medicine Chulalongkorn University Posted via Facebook stated that

yesterdayWorldwide, add 496,818 people. 1,238 additional deaths, totaling 606,941,873 deaths, totaling 6,491,140 deaths

Top 5 most infected is

  1. Japan
  2. South Korea
  3. Russia
  4. Taiwan
  5. Italy

Yesterday, the number of new infections had countries from Europe and Asia occupy eight of the top 10 and 17 of the world’s top 20.

The number of new infections every day in the world now. from Asia and Europe Together, they accounted for 89.91% of the world’s population, while the number of deaths accounted for 77.94%.

Thailand’s epidemic situation

from the data Worldometer found this morning

quantitydiedYesterday, it was the 13th highest in the world and 5th in Asia, although the Thai Ministry of Health has adjusted the reporting system from 1 May until the number of reports has decreased considerably.

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Update knowledge of COVID-19

1. “Complete vaccination will also reduce the chances of infecting others.”

Research team from UCSF, USA Studied at 35 prisons in California

It was found that people who are infected but have a full vaccination history reduce their chances of transmission by 24% (confidence interval from 9%-37%).

This research suggests that vaccination is not only beneficial in reducing the risk of serious illness and death for oneself. It also reduces the risk of spreading the infection to others.

Benefit both ourselves and those around us

2. “Long COVID is a big aftershock to be prepared for”

Current medical knowledge clearly indicates that the problem Long COVID that actually happened and make a huge impact in terms of health, quality of life, work and expenses

The mechanism of pathogenicity in the body until there are abnormal symptoms in a variety of organs It can be caused by both the direct destruction of the virus, the chronic inflammatory process, the imbalance of the pathogen in the body leading to the malfunction of the organs, etc.

The research in the later period more and more that indicates the residual of infection or parts of infection in various organs and the occurrence of chronic inflammatory processes Because it detects chemicals in the blood that are associated with the inflammatory process.

Experts around the world have urged countries to prepare for the long coronavirus, as the aftershocks will follow after the COVID-19 pandemic. because of various chronic diseases It is likely to happen in a large number of people.

Even if the chance of Long COVID is 5-30% It will look like a small number. or severe chronic disorders may account for a small percentage. But when there are hundreds of millions of people infected worldwide. The actual number of cases that will occur in the near future is likely to be much higher than that of each country’s health system to provide effective care. It also affects the entire working system to be shortage of people. Overall productivity has decreased. including various expenses that will follow both the patient, the family and the country

Recently, data from Nomi Trends in Spend Tracker has released an analysis of more than 20 million health expenditures in the United States, finding that in the first half of 2022, long COVID burdens the average cost per person. 26% higher than diabetes

…In Thailand, so are we. A large number of people have been infected in the last two years. Planning to prepare in advance is essential.

Above all, regular self-defense is important.

Wearing a mask correctly reduces the risk a lot.

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