There is no “gold standard” test for diagnosing long Covid and doctors must rely on the patients’ own descriptions while ruling out other possible causes. Photo: Reuters
There is no “gold standard” test for diagnosing long Covid and doctors must rely on the patients’ own descriptions while ruling out other possible causes. Photo: Reuters

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Can vaccination or drugs help defeat long Covid?

  • WHO evidence suggests 10-20 per cent of people experience a variety of mid and long-term effects after they recover from initial Covid-19 illness
  • Despite being designated a so-called milder variant, Omicron still causes long Covid, according to a British study

There is no “gold standard” test for diagnosing long Covid and doctors must rely on the patients’ own descriptions while ruling out other possible causes. Photo: Reuters
There is no “gold standard” test for diagnosing long Covid and doctors must rely on the patients’ own descriptions while ruling out other possible causes. Photo: Reuters
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