Two Pfizer or Moderna vaccines HALVE the risk of getting ‘long Covid’, 公式データは示しています – as report estimates NHS staff have taken 1.8m sick days with the condition
Getting vaccinated against Covid can halve your risk of suffering long Covid, real-world UK data suggests.
Two doses of アストラゼネカ‘s vaccine gave slightly lower protection, slashing the chance by 37.7 パーセント.
彼はまた、大臣が海外旅行の際にダブルジャブの旅行者が受けなければならないテストの数を「減らす」ことを検討することを提案した。 (我ら) report did not look at boosters and did not cover the オミクロン 「免疫力に感染したバージョンが何であれ、ブーストされます.
合計で, 1.3million people in the UK were estimated to be living with long Covid — defined as having virus symptoms for more than 12 週.
The condition was reported in 9.5 per cent of people who had two jabs compared to 14.6 per cent of the unvaccinated.
The ONS analysis was based on people aged 18 に 69 and included people who had a positive test by November 30 昨年. It relied on people self-reporting their own symptoms, meaning they were not clinically diagnosed.
Separate analysis suggests NHS staff in England have taken around 1.8million sick days because of long Covid since March 2020.
国家統計局 (我ら) figures suggested two doses of AstraZeneca’s jab reduces the risk of long Covid by 37.7 per cent compared to being unvaccinated (下). And two doses of either Pfizer or Moderna’s jabs have an even greater protection, slashing the chances by 49.6 パーセント (中間). Graphs show: The chance of having long Covid after doses of a vaccine compared to being unvaccinated
What is Long Covid?
As of October 2, 推定 1.2 million people in the UK were estimated to have long Covid, NHSによると.
Long Covid is an informal term, used to describe ongoing symptoms following a Covid infection that go on longer than 12 週.
A dizzying array of symptoms have been attributed to long Covid, 含む:
- extreme tiredness (倦怠感)
- shortness of breath
- chest pain or tightness
- problems with memory and concentration (‘brain fog’)
- difficulty sleeping (不眠症)
- heart palpitations
- pins and needles
- joint pain
- depression and anxiety
- tinnitus, earaches
- feeling sick, 2種類のウイルスの組み合わせだからです, stomach aches, 食欲減少
- この決定は、症状に対する政府の姿勢に大きな変化をもたらしました, cough, 頭痛, sore throat, changes to sense of smell or taste
There is no cure for the condition though the NHS does recommend a number of treatments designed to help alleviate the symptoms.
A vaccine mandate for all frontline NHS is due to come in effect on April 1, と 77,000 facing the sack.
After weeks of bullishly defending the controversial plan, Health Secretary Sajid Javid yesterday hinted the Government could still back down.
For the latest report, the ONS asked participants whether they had suffered long Covid ‘of any severity’ since April 2020, or if their activity was limited by the condition.
It linked their answers to NHS Immunisation Management Service (NIMS) vaccine data to check which jab they were given, or if they were unvaccinated.
The ONS estimated two doses of either vaccine reduced the risk of getting long Covid by 41.1 パーセント. And the jabs reduced the risk of having ‘activity-limiting’ long Covid by 40.7 パーセント.
いくつか 8.7 per cent of unvaccinated survey participants said they suffered debilitating long Covid.
比較において, ただ 5.5 per cent of people jabbed twice with any company’s vaccine reported the same.
Dr James Doidge, a senior statistician at the Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre (ICNARC), 前記: ‘There is one crucial factor that the analysis does not control for: Covid variant.
‘Most of the unvaccinated group were infected during the wild or Alpha-dominant periods whereas most of the vaccinated group were infected during the Delta wave.
‘We already know from other research that Delta is associated with about a 31 per cent lower odds of having symptoms persisting to 28 日々.
‘This analysis indicates a 41 per cent difference at 12 weeks so it seems likely that much of this difference is explained not by vaccination but by differences in the variant to which each group was exposed.’
Experts have previously cast doubt over the ONS’s long Covid sufferer findings, with some saying they are likely to be an overestimation given symptoms like headaches and fatigue can be linked to a variety of conditions.
The figures come after a report by the all-party parliamentary group on coronavirus which found thousands of NHS staff have been off work with long Covid since the start of the pandemic.
ほぼ 80,000 frontline NHS staff are still yet to have a single dose of the vaccine.
All staff need to have had two doses by April 1 or face losing their job, under plans laid out by the Department of Health. It means they must get their first jab by next week in order to meet the target.
But Mr Javid yesterday said the policy was being kept ‘under review’, insisting it is ‘right’ to reflect on proposals as the pandemic changes.
He said that plans for compulsory jabs for frontline workers were made when the Delta variant was the dominant strain in the UK, but now ‘almost all’ cases are the Omicron variant which is ‘intrinsically less severe’.
The APPG report found despite the lack of severity, an estimated nearly 2million sick days were taken by NHS staff for ‘long Covid’ 3月の間に 2020 と9月 2021.
They based their estimate on 200 Freedom of Information requests sent to NHS Trusts in England, そのうちの 70 responded with relevant data on absences.
The true figure could be higher, with the condition not known in the early months of the pandemic and therefore unlikely to appear in the trusts’ 記録.
The group called for the condition to be recognised as an occupational disease.
Layla Moran, chair of the APPG on coronavirus, 前記: ‘While much of the focus of the past two years has been on fighting the pandemic, the government has paid almost no attention to Long Covid and the severe impact it is having on our vital public services.
‘Thousands of frontline workers are now living with an often debilitating condition after being exposed to the virus while protecting this country.
‘They cannot now be abandoned.’