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KathyInAR

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This is a horrible statistic...

Made even more so because of those who refuse to be vaccinated because of some ridiculous conspiracy that is out there floating around...they can't afford to take a chance on further damages to their thinking/reasoning process or mental health.


HEALTHCARE & PHARMA
APRIL 6, 20215:37 PMUPDATED 7 HOURS AGO

A third of COVID survivors suffer neurological or mental disorders: study​

By Kate Kelland
3 MIN READ

LONDON (Reuters) - One in three COVID-19 survivors in a study of more than 230,000 mostly American patients were diagnosed with a brain or psychiatric disorder within six months, suggesting the pandemic could lead to a wave of mental and neurological problems, scientists said on Tuesday.

Researchers who conducted the analysis said it was not clear how the virus was linked to psychiatric conditions such as anxiety and depression, but that these were the most common diagnoses among the 14 disorders they looked at.

Post-COVID cases of stroke, dementia and other neurological disorders were rarer, the researchers said, but were still significant, especially in those who had severe COVID-19.

“Although the individual risks for most disorders are small, the effect across the whole population may be substantial,” said Paul Harrison, a professor of psychiatry at Oxford University who co-led the work.

Max Taquet, also an Oxford psychiatrist who worked with Harrison, noted that the study was not able to examine the biological or psychological mechanisms involved, but said urgent research is needed to identify these “with a view to preventing or treating them”.

Health experts are increasingly concerned by evidence of higher risks of brain and mental health disorders among COVID-19 survivors. A previous study by the same researchers found last year that 20% of COVID-19 survivors were diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder within three months.

The new findings, published in the Lancet Psychiatry journal, analysed health records of 236,379 COVID-19 patients, mostly from the United States, and found 34% had been diagnosed with neurological or psychiatric illnesses within six months.

The disorders were significantly more common in COVID-19 patients than in comparison groups of people who recovered from flu or other respiratory infections over the same time period, the scientists said, suggesting COVID-19 had a specific impact.

Anxiety, at 17%, and mood disorders, at 14%, were the most common, and did not appear to be related to how mild or severe the patient’s COVID-19 infection had been.

Among those who had been admitted to intensive care with severe COVID-19 however, 7% had a stroke within six months, and almost 2% were diagnosed with dementia.

Independent experts said the findings were worrying.

“This is a very important paper. It confirms beyond any reasonable doubt that COVID-19 affects both brain and mind in equal measure,” said Simon Wessely, chair of psychiatry at King’s College London.

“The impact COVID-19 is having on individuals’ mental health can be severe,” said Lea Milligan, chief executive of the MQ Mental Health research charity. “This is contributing to the already rising levels of mental illness and requires further, urgent research.”

Reporting by Kate Kelland, editing by Emelia Sithole-Matarise
Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
 

sundealer

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Like many other vaccines, some people are allergic to the ingredients or they have a immune system that can't handled the shot.
To insist on a "vaccine passport" alienates these people.
Why should they be restricted as to where they go or travel within the US?

As for not getting the shot at this time, many are waiting for more information. There are still to many questions that 'ask your doctor' can't answer because they don't have the data.
That's not conspiracy theory, it's common sense.
 

KathyInAR

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Staff member
...and yet these very same people have no problem with resisting efforts to keep from contacting the virus which is known to cause devastating and deadly results in more people than the vaccine has. Sorry, but “common sense” has long since left the building.
 

sundealer

Founder
And by the way many rushed to get shots, shows the US has a large herd!
Will herd cars be next along with travel papers?
 

KathyInAR

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The South African variant of COVID is not necessarily stopped by the Pfizer vaccine. There is a valid reason that those who have been vaccinated are advised to continue practicing safe behavior such as continuing to wear a mask, social distance, wash hands often, etc.

 

WVaKay

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There’s just one way to come out on top of this nightmare, as Kathy mentioned in her post. And it means that we’re all going to have to be diligent, every single day. Until we do, people are going to continue to become part of the statistics - death due to Covid.
 

sundealer

Founder
The South African variant of COVID is not necessarily stopped by the Pfizer vaccine. There is a valid reason that those who have been vaccinated are advised to continue practicing safe behavior such as continuing to wear a mask, social distance, wash hands often, etc.

So even if you haven't had the vaccine, just continue to do what you been doing for the past year.
 

WVaKay

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That doesn’t make sense at all. Hopefully, more people willl come to their senses and get vaccinated - for themselves and those they care about or come in contact with.
 

KathyInAR

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Getting vaccinated seems to keep one from getting very sick even if they do become infected with COVID; protects from some of the variants of the virus...kinda like using seat belts while in vehicle—one might die while in an accident; but, certainly less likely if buckled up.
 

KathyInAR

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I hope that someone somewhere is working on a vaccine for stupidity...

As always, I find Jim Wright to be spot on!!!

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sundealer

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Waiting for the "experts" to release how many fully vaccinated people are now included in the death total.
Or will people start dying of normal causes like flu, heart disease, cancers etc.

BTW Fauci is a troll.
 
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