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Long Term Follow Up Of Covid-19 Patients

An interesting comment in The Lancet published January 8, 2021, long term follow up  of recovered patients with COVID-19.   By early January 2021, COVID-19, caused by SARS-CoV-2, has resulted in more than  83 million confirmed cases and more than...

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SARS-CoV-2 and Vaccination

SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 disease first emerged as a cause of severe respiratory  infection in Wuhan. The first two cases in the United Kingdom were seen in late  January 2020. In March 2020, The World Health Organization declared a SARS-CoV 2...

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Cervical Screening

Early testing can help prevent the development of Cervical cancer. Latest figures show less than three-quarters of women invited for cervical screening take it up. Cancer Research UK believes this is part of the reason why cervical cancer still affects over 3 000...

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Covid-19- The New Variant & Lockdown

The new variant of SARS-CoV-2 in UK causing a surge of COVID-19. An interesting  article published January 4 in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine Journal by Tony Kirby  looked at the effects of lockdowns and the new variant.  For most of November 2020...

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Facing up to long COVID

An editorial in The Lancet dated December 12 looks at this important issue. Multiorgan symptoms after COVID-19 are being reported by an increasing number of patients. These range from cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, headache, palpitations, chest pain, joint...

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Appropriate Access to the COVID-19 Vaccine

How do we Ensure Appropriate Access to the COVID-19 Vaccine and Ensure Success for this Unprecedented Public Health Challenge? An interesting commentary in The Lancet published December 10, 2020 by Peter Hotez and Walter Orenstein looks at this issue. They offer a...

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Long Covid – How do we Deal with it?

Many patients who under normal circumstances would have been admitted to hospital, manage their own extremely difficult circumstances at home during the crisis. How do we deal with its effects following COVID-19? Following the active rehabilitation from the start,...

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