More research needed to understand full effects of Long Covid and aid recovery - the YEP says

When Jason Kelk was admitted to hospital over a year ago, nobody could have prepared him or his family for the battle they were set to endure.

By Laura Collins
Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 6:00 am
The Government has pledged 18.5 million to fund research to better understand the causes of Long Covid. Picture: Adobestock

Today he continues to fight the ravaging effects of Covid-19 and he has spoken of the “dark moments” he has faced.

Sadly he is not alone.

Jason is one of thousands of people who are still suffering from the long-term impact of the virus.

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And while there are those who are continuing to make a strong recovery, there are some whose lives will never be the same again.

We still don’t fully understand why Covid affects certain people in the way it does - it is indiscriminate.

As attention gradually moves away from saving lives to supporting them, it is uncertain what the full impact of long Covid be on survivors.

While the Government has pledged £18.5 million to fund research to better understand the causes, we need to also understand its implications so the right support can be given to families like the Kelks on their long road to recovery.

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