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UK: 1 in 20 secondary school pupils have experienced Long Covid

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A new UK ONS survey out today reveals the horrifying extent of Covid damage to Britain’s school kids, with one in twenty secondary school pupils and one in fifty primary school pupils experiencing Long Covid.

Key points in the report:

  • Nearly 1 in 50 (1.8%) primary school pupils (years from reception to year 6) and nearly 1 in 20 (4.8%) secondary school pupils (years 7 to 13) had experienced long COVID following their most recent COVID-19 infection.
  • Significantly more secondary school pupils who reported having COVID-19 had experienced loss of smell or taste, cardiovascular symptoms, or systemic symptoms (fever or high temperature) than those who reported not having had COVID-19.
  • Secondary school pupils in years 7 to 13 with long COVID were significantly more likely to have a probable mental disorder (28.1%) than those without long COVID (12.3%).

ONS report: COVID-19 Schools Infection Survey, England: long COVID and mental health, March 2022

 

COVID-19 Schools Infection Survey, England long COVID and mental health, March 2022

 

 

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Preprint: Long COVID-19 liver manifestation in children

 

 

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