What 2 new studies reveal about long COVID in Canada – CBC

Fewer Canadians infected during Omicron wave report long-term symptoms than in pandemic’s earlier stages

Oct 17, 2022

Two new large-scale reports are giving a clearer picture of the long-term impacts of COVID-19 infections on Canadians and the health-care system.

One report, published Monday by Statistics Canada, found that nearly 15 per cent of people who’ve contracted COVID-19 say they experienced lingering symptoms such as fatigue, shortness of breath or brain fog three months or more after their initial infection.

But compared with earlier phases of the pandemic, the report found that a much smaller proportion of those infected since the Omicron variant hit Canada late last year reported such long-term symptoms.

StatsCan, which conducted the survey in partnership with the Public Health Agency of Canada, describes it as the first nationally representative report of its kind.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/long-covid-statistics-canada-1.6619649

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