How does an infection develop into long COVID? | DW News

Scientists in the UK are trying to piece together the puzzle surrounding long-COVID - trying to find out why people suffer from the effects of COVID months or even years after they had it.
The COVID-19 pandemic was officially declared a global health crisis three years ago by the World Health Organization.
This week, the WHO said that the pandemic is not yet over. Nevertheless, many countries around the world are returning to some sort of normality. Measures such as wearing masks in public have been scrapped.
But life is far from normal for the millions of people who continue to suffer from the effects of their COVID infections months or even years after they had it. They have what’s called long COVID. One family in the UK showed us how it's has changed their lives.


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