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General Debate on the Impact of Long Covid on the UK Workforce   [open pdf - 221KB]

From the Background: "The latest data from the Office for National Statistics [hyperlink] (ONS) estimates that 1.5 million people in the UK (2.4% of the population) were experiencing long Covid [coronavirus disease] as of the end of January. This is based on self-reporting of Covid symptoms persisting for over four weeks. 71% of those reporting long Covid first had (or suspected they had) Covid-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] at least twelve weeks prior to the study. 65% of those reporting long Covid said that it adversely affected their day-to-day activities. Fatigue is the most common reported symptom of long Covid (reported in 51% of cases), followed by shortness of breath (35%). Reported long Covid was most common in those aged 35-49, females, people living in more deprived areas, those employed in education or health and social care, and people who already had another health condition or disability that limits their day-to-day activities."

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Number CDP-2022-0063; Commons Library Debate Pack 2022-0063
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2022-03-22
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House of Commons Library. Posted here with permission. Documents are for personal use only and not for commercial profit.
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UK Parliament Research Briefings: https://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/
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