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‘Long COVID’ Has Been Overblown: Medical Experton September 24, 2021 at 5:18 pm

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The prevalence of so-called “long COVID” has been “overblown” and its incidence is “much lower than people had anticipated,” a leading British medical expert has said. Talking to Times Radio on Thursday, Professor Sir John Bell, regius professor of medicine at Oxford University, said: “The long COVID thing has been slightly overblown and as soon as you start to do proper epidemiological studies, you find the incidence is much, much lower than people had anticipated.” He made the comments after official data released last week suggested that long COVID in the UK is much less common than previously estimated. According to an update published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on Sept. 16, only 3 percent of people who tested positive for the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus had symptoms lasting more than 12 weeks, “substantially lower” than the ONS’ previous estimation published in April (13.7 percent). ONS said …

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