Britain invests $10 million on study to evaluate long term effects of COVID-19
LONDON (UK) – Britain is investing 8.4 million pounds into a new study that will examine the long-term effects of COVID-19 on those affected by the same, the health ministry said on Sunday.
It has been found that coronavirus which causes COVID-19 has been creating many health impacts for some patients in addition to immediate respiratory issues. However, with other infected people who are found to be asymptomatic, how the virus works is not fully understood.
Health minister Matt Hancock said, “As we continue our fight against this global pandemic, we are learning more and more about the impact the disease can have, not only on immediate health, but longer-term physical and mental health too.”
The Health Department said 10,000 people would be part of the study, which is being spearheaded by the University of Leicester and the hospitals in the city.
Lung and blood samples of patients will be taken. Assessment would be made by advanced imaging, and the findings will be later used to develop new forms of personalised treatment.
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