Horrifying video of folks describing what it’s like living with long COVID

Originally published at: Horrifying video of folks describing what it's like living with long COVID | Boing Boing

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And we have another poster besides Popkin whose Comment links don’t work from the primary article. I find it’s easiest to first click on the author link, then reopen the article from the author’s list.

Are there posters for whom BB simply wants to discourage comments?

Thanks for the testimonials, just ordered more N95s. :grimacing: :+1:

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Not sure if many people will see this because of the broken link. But real question here - not being rhetorical - I don’t have a strong opinion or ‘answers’ about this.

What do folks think we should do if covid stays in circulation forever like the flu? Will we wear masks in public for the rest of our lives?

I don’t know.

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Best advice i can give you is yes, for now, and trust that the people who are seriously working their asses off to understand this can get it done. I have heard way too many kids with these same complaints. It’s very real, and it sucks.

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I think, should that occur, some of us will. Others will wear them when there are spikes that cross personal danger thresholds. More than that smart businesses may start to rethink some of our structural office design choices to prioritize ventilation in a way that we did prior to the 1970s, even if it leads to marginally higher heating and cooling costs. Every large sustained disease outbreak brings subtle cultural and design changes in the society where it hits.

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Depends a lot on how Covid evolves and on the percentage prevalence and public attention to the long term symptoms. Don’t forget that even flu is nothing to ignore, yet most of us do:

CDC estimates that flu has resulted in 9 million - 41 million illnesses, 140,000 - 710,000 hospitalizations and 12,000 - 52,000 deaths annually between 2010 and 2020.

People have a remarkable ability to ignore and normalize risks.

One thing pretty likely is that vaccines for various current Covid strains may become part of the same routine as flu vaccination. With the same varying effectiveness as flu shots.

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