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Hospitalized COVID-19 patients have low rates of complete recovery, smokers are at high risk of severe disease

Hospitalized COVID-19 patients have low rates of complete recovery, smokers are at high risk of severe disease
Hospitalized COVID-19 patients have low rates of complete recovery, smokers are at high risk of severe disease

        Fewer than 30% of people hospitalized with COVID-19 have fully recovered after a full year, UK research said today. Long-term symptoms of Covid-19 could become a common condition, research warns. In the study of more than 2,300 people, women were 33% less likely than men to make a full recovery.
        Mild cases of COVID-19 can also damage the brain, with obese people 58% less likely to make a full recovery and those on ventilators 58 percent less likely.
        The most common long-term symptoms of COVID-19 are tiredness, muscle pain, poor sleep, reduced mobility, and shortness of breath.
        Due to the spread of the epidemic, Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center changed the epidemic prevention policy to disaster reduction, and the goal is to zero out severe cases and signed a purchase contract for 700,000 oral antiviral drug Paxlovid with Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.
        However, in the recently announced new version of the medication conditions, the smoking group is included as a risk factor for severe illness, regardless of whether they currently smoke or have quit smoking.
        Medical experts from the health department explained that, the reason why smoking was included as a risk factor for severe illness this time, was mainly that the previous clinical trial of oral antiviral drugs found that smokers were more severely affected by the epidemic, so they were specially included this time, but at the same time, raising the BMI from 25 to 30 and removing pure high blood pressure from a risk factor, hopefully leaving life-saving drugs to those who need them.

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