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Why those of us with long Covid finally have reason to feel hopeful | Joanna Herman

Indifference among politicians is still rampant, but thanks to new research and technology 2023 could be much brighter

It is two years since I first wrote about long Covid, prompted by my utter dismay and frustration at the lack of help people like me were getting.

A lot has changed since then, with more clinics, more funding for research and major trials under way. But the statistics remain stark: the latest ONS data suggests 2.2 million people in the UK are living with long Covid (3.4% of the UK population), and nearly 600,000 of them (27%), like me, have had it for more than two years. Most of us have seen a significant impact on our day-to-day activities, and 17% struggle with basic daily tasks such as cooking and hanging up the washing.

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