A Covid time bomb

A lot of Covid stories seem like hyperbole, but — in this care — I have personal knowledge that it isn’t. Last  August, my cousin became infected with Covid and was hospitalized for 12-days. He recovered, and went about his business without a hint of after effects until a couple weeks ago when he was hospitalized because of shortness of breath and fatigue.

The doctors discovered that he had blood clot on his lungs. They administered blood thinners and sent him home, and he will have to take blood thinners for the next six months. — wfw

IF you’ve had Covid and gotten over the nasty bug, you might think you’re out of the woods.

But experts have revealed that people who catch coronavirus are more at risk of a deadly stroke.Strokes are a medical emergency and happen when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. There are usually two main causes, this can be because of a blood clot or when a weakened blood vessel supplying the brain bursts

Another related condition is called a transient ischaemic attack (TIA), where the blood supply to the brain is temporarily interrupted.

Medics investigating illness after Covid infection found that people who had the virus faced a 72 per cent higher risk of heart failure after 12 months.

Even those who didn’t have an illness severe enough to be hospitalised could develop problems.

Omicron is the dominant strain in the UK and the majority of Brits have been protected with vaccines and booster doses.

A string of hugely positive studies show Omicron is milder than other strains, especially in the vaccinated.

Covid booster jabs protect against Omicron and offer the best chance to get through the pandemic, health officials have repeatedly said.

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