- Aug 31, 2014
Post Viral fatigue is a well recognised syndrome, and has been long before Covid came along;That's simply not true. The flu for instance is nasty for a week or two, then there is a recovery period which might last several months but its victims do eventually come back to full fitness. It does not cause heart damage or the wide range of longer term ill effects that COVID19.
I'm not arguing for a long term lockdown. I don't think anyone ever suggested such a solution. However it is very clear that many people, and not just the young ,are still not taking this at all seriously. For instance this incurable moron:Doctors say heart scans could prove a useful tool for identifying patients who may benefit from additional treatments to improve their coronavirus Covid-19 recovery and help prevent potential long-term damage to their heart.www.bhf.org.uk
Most people in Ireland are still not wearing masks in shops. Pubs in my area are opening and only paying lip service to the guidelines with the result that social distancing has gone out the window. Things are largely back to normal despite the dangers. There was a new cluster discovered last week caused by a collection of fools who had a karaoke party in Limavady Co Derry even though one of them had just returned from England. That is the sort of idiocy that people who are being told that they are at low risk are getting up to. They need to get the message that even though they may not die from this because they are younger, they are still putting their health at long term risk.Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert has tested positive for the coronavirus and is blaming wearing a mask for his diagnosis, despite guidance from the CDC that wearing a mask helps prevent the spread of Covid-19. CNN's Manu Raju tells us more.edition.cnn.com
In other words, we do need to resume normal economic activity as far as possible, but we also need to recognise the need to stop being stupidly complacent.
Post-viral syndrome, or post-viral fatigue, refers to tiredness or weakness that lingers after a person fights off a viral infection. Learn more here.
So if some people take a while to get back on their feet, there is nothing new in that at all.
Of course we don't know about longer term effects as it hasn't been around for long enough
For that matter, the flu can be very nasty, and of course can kill, hence why there is such an effort to vaccinate the vulnerable.
Although I think that the analogy between Covid and the flu is a bit misleading, nevertheless saying something is akin to a bad flu, does not imply that it is trivial. The epidemiology of flu outbreaks and Covid are quite similar.
We (as in society at large) are faced with a delicate balancing act between various risks. Over stating one risk to the exclusion of others is not helpful. Pointing this out does not equate to aligning with some US nutter who claims that masks cause covid.
(And I don't know where you live or when you've been in a shop last, but as far as I can see the vast vast majority of folk are abiding by the masks in shops rule)