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SA, you may find some helpful links in the following article:

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-01392-2

– Count the cost of disability caused by COVID-19

– Focusing only on cases and deaths hides the pandemic’s lasting health burden on people, societies and economies.

The COVID-19 pandemic is well into its second year, but countries are only beginning to grapple with the lasting health crisis. In March, a UK consortium reported that 1 in 5 people who were hospitalized with the disease had a new disability after discharge. A large US study found similar effects for both hospitalized and non-hospitalized people. Among adults who were not hospitalized, 1 in 10 have ongoing symptoms 12 weeks after a positive test. Treatment services for the long-term consequences of COVID-19 are already having to be absorbed into health and care systems urgently. Tackling this requires a much clearer picture of the burden of the disease than currently exists.