Long COVID. Post-Acute COVID-19 Syndrome. (PACS)
A lot of people who have had a COVID infection (even those that have had asymptomatic or mild COVID), suffer from a syndrome known as Long COVID. This can have major long-term health implications. And this will result in very major long-term costs to the community.
If you want a great introduction to Long COVID, you should list to this detailed discussion (about 7 minutes) from Anne de Gheest 30/Apr/2021 Clinical update which is here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg3K6yLQuPk Start watching at the 18 minute mark.
Some slides from Anne de Gheest's 16/Apr/21 Clinical COVID update.
There could be between 10million to 30million Americans affected by Long COVID.
This represents a huge long-term medical cost to the USA.
Similar problems will also exist in other countries.
Note: On the slide above, PCP = Primary Care Provider