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Australian authority: “Long Covid” does not exist

An investigation by the Australian state of Queensland concludes that “Long Covid” should be cancelled as a disease.

Source: TKP.at; 15 March. Thomas Oysmüller

The German Ministry of Health is investing millions in research into “Long Covid” and is conducting intensive propaganda around the alleged disease. Long Covid was also a central component of state propaganda during the Covid pandemic. However, a breakthrough in the opposite direction has now come from Australia: the term “Long Covid” should be cancelled, a federal state of Australia has demanded following an investigation. Because there is no such thing as a specific “Long Covid” disease.

The end of Long Covid

Health experts say that the symptoms of people who are still suffering from “long Covid” after a year are no different from the symptoms of other typical viral diseases (such as influenza). The researchers say it is time to stop using this label, partly because it is a “scaremongering term”.

“We believe it’s time to stop using terms like ‘long COVID’,” said Dr John Gerrard, who oversaw the study. He is the chief executive of Queenslands Health and thus the top head of the Australian state’s Public Health Services. Gerrard continues: “They are wrongly implying that there is something unique and exceptional about prolonged symptoms associated with this virus.” But this is wrong and can lead to “unnecessary anxiety and, in some cases, excessive vigilance about prolonged symptoms that can hinder recovery.”

The researchers from Queensland Health surveyed a total of 5,112 sufferers aged 18 and over. The researchers drew their subjects from a pool of sick Australians who had taken a COVID-19 test in late spring 2022 – with a positive or negative result – and asked them about their symptoms and quality of life one year later.

Sixteen per cent of respondents reported suffering from symptoms in spring 2023, and 3.6 per cent reported “moderate to severe functional impairment” in their daily lives. However, no evidence was found that adults who tested positive in 2022 experienced this increased level of impairment to a greater extent than those who tested negative or those who had the flu.

The paper will also be presented next month at the 2024 European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases in Barcelona, reports the NY Post .

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