The coronavirus can directly infect a wide variety of cells in the body and trigger an overactive immune response which also causes damage throughout the body. More on this story.
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But Covid may also alter people's metabolism. Around the corner from Mariatorget's busy bars, popular hipster barber shop Honest Al's has seen customer s plummet, despite efforts to improve safety by staggering staffing and appointments.
It is still possible more problems could emerge in the future. His words cut to the heart of the government's strategy here: self-responsibility.
Elsewhere in the city, nightclubs have been open this week, but gatherings for more than 50 people will be banned from Sunday. Mental health problems have been reported including depression, anxiety and struggling to think clearly. Follow James on Twitter. Related Topics. And while business is ticking over for some, others are struggling.
Published 28 September. There are lots of ideas, but no definitive answers.
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However, there are concerns that even if people appear to recover now, they could face lifelong risks. In contrast to the multi-generational homes in Mediterranean countries, more than half of Swedish households are made up of one person, which cuts the risk of the virus spreading within families. Dr Emma Frans says history will be the judge of which politicians and scientists around Europe have made the best calls so far.
Published 25 September. Meanwhile, there is a high level of trust in public authorities in Sweden, which many believe is driving locals to adhere to voluntary guidelines.
Even people with relatively mild infections can be left with lasting and severe health problems. He told the BBC: "The uniqueness of the way the virus attacks the host and the different ways it then alters the way cells behave seem to be both giving people more severe infection than other viruses and persistent symptoms. Is this unusual?
The infection may also alter how people's organs function. Some have raised concerns that there is not enough support for people with long-Covid. Do you need severe Covid to get long Covid?
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It can utterly destroy people's quality of life. Others symptoms include: breathlessness, a cough that won't go away, t pain, muscle aches, hearing and eyesight teh, headaches, loss of smell and taste as well as damage to the heart, lungs, kidneys and gut.
However, extreme exhaustion is only one symptom of long Covid. Crucially, doctors found no link between the severity of the infection and fatigue. While swathes of Europe's population endure lockdown conditions in the face of the coronavirus outbreak, one country stands almost alone in allowing life to go on much closer to normal.
Published 25 March. Meanwhile, Swedes love the outdoors and officials have said that keeping people physically and mentally healthy is another reason they're keen to avoid rules that would keep people cooped up at home.
Young people are enjoying happy-hour bubbles from pavement seating further down the street. The World Health Organization has warned that widespread inflammation caused by coronavirus could lead to people having heart problems at a much younger age. Covid symptoms: What are they and how do I protect myself?
Will people fully recover? There is no medical definition or list of symptoms shared by all patients - two people with long Covid can have very different experiences. There are early s of changes to brain structurebut these are still being investigated.