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The growing evidence that Covid-19 is making us all sicker

By Sarah Neville

30 Aug 2022 · 10 min read

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Dive into the Big Read from the Financial Times to discover how those who have recovered from Covid may be more susceptible to other conditions.

When Dr David Strain encountered a 64-year-old patient on his ward round, the British geriatrician had a bleak epiphany.

Less than six months earlier he had treated the man for Covid-19. Now, his deterioration was painful to witness. “He came in with a stroke and really bad delirium, a precursor of dementia,” Strain says. “I saw the patient, recognised him [and] recognised the fact that his brain had dramatically aged.”

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