A new study has shown that one in twenty people is suffering from the long-term effects of COVID-19

One in twenty people in Scotland is suffering from the long-term effects of COVID-19, according to a new study.

The University of Glasgow conducted a study to evaluate the long-term effects of COVID-19.

Researchers discovered that the disease can cause severe infections over time and may even need hospitalization.

Older women with lower incomes were the most at-risk. The study, which was conducted in Scotland, began in May 2021. It found that people who were vaccinated before contracting the disease were less likely long-term to develop symptoms.

Long-term effects can cause chest pain, brain fog, and palpitations, as well as breathlessness. These symptoms may be mild to moderate in severity, but not all patients will experience long-term COVID (post-COVID-19).

Researchers found that COVID-19 is more common in people with pre-existing conditions, such as mental illness or respiratory disease.

Jill Pell, professor of health and public policy at the University of Glasgow, stated that “our study is important because we add to our understanding of COVID long in the general population not just in those who require admission to hospital with COVID-19.”

Pell said, “By comparing symptoms to those uninfected we were able to distinguish between health issues that are due to COVID-19 or health problems that would otherwise have occurred,”

The study revealed that 6 percent of patients still felt the symptoms of the disease and 42% believed they had only partially recovered six to 18 months after being diagnosed.

Researchers used a cohort of 33,281 people from Scotland with COVID-19 infection and paired them up with 62,957 people from the general population, who had never been diagnosed. Each group was given questionnaires six, twelve, and 18 months later.

Patients with COVID-19 asymptomatic infections did not have long-term symptoms.

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