Covid-19: the health crisis will leave lasting scars on the health of the French

DECRYPTION – Long Covid, delays in treatment and psychological difficulties have accumulated throughout the epidemic.

Even if it seems to want to loosen its grip, the Covid-19 epidemic will continue to weigh on the French and the healthcare system for a long time. Between the long Covid which still struggles to be properly taken care of, the delays in diagnoses and care difficult to absorb, and a mental health very affected by the crisis and its consequences, the two years which have just passed have left wounds raw on the health of the French.

Long Covid and disabling symptoms on a daily basis

One of the challenges for the coming months is the care of patients suffering from long Covid. This syndrome, the causes of which are still poorly understood, affects 10 to 20% of people infected with Covid, according to scientific studies. Patients most often complain of fatigue, shortness of breath and cognitive impairment, but many other clinical signs affecting the heart, muscles or lungs have been recorded. These symptoms, which can fluctuate over time and appear beyond a year, are debilitating on a daily basis.

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