Quotes from stakeholders in PHOSP COVID and ISARIC studies
We are in the foothills of our understanding of long term effects of Covid. This research provides useful information on the debilitating effects of Covid some people are living with months after being hospitalised.
This research is important because it shows that just because people have been discharged from hospital it doesn’t mean that they have recovered from COVID. The tens of thousands of people using online support forums for long COVID are desperate for research which can help them get their lives back. Research such as this is crucial to understand the true incidence of Long COVID and the huge impact it has on people’s lives so that proper services can be developed to meet their needs.