(Worthy News) – Vaccinated Israelis who go on to contract the coronavirus experience it more mildly but can still suffer from so-called “long COVID” in significant numbers, a study published Wednesday suggests.
“We found mostly a very mild infection,” said the lead author, Sheba Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit director Gili Regev-Yochay in a Wednesday press briefing. She stressed that she considers the number of breakthrough infections to be low, highlighting high vaccine effectiveness.
“About 33% were totally symptomatic and then another 10% had very mild negligible disease with just a runny nose or something like that. Only 4% of people had fever, so altogether it was very mild.”
“But I have to say that nearly 20% had persistent symptoms for over 6 weeks, what we call ‘long COVID.’ Some had loss of taste or smell, others had severe fatigue, a few couldn’t come back to work after six weeks, which I would say raises concern,” Regev-Yochay said. [ Source: Times of Israel (Read More…) ]