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Deaths Months After Covid Point to Pandemic’s Grim Aftermath

  • Study finds greater mortality risk for hospitalized patients
  • Findings add to evidence of coronavirus’s hidden damage
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WATCH: Scientists from @LSHTM and @UniofOxford found that Covid-19 hospital patients who survived at least a week after being discharged were more than 2x as likely to die or be readmitted within months.Source: Bloomberg

Covid-19’s deadly effects manifest long after some patients leave the hospital, according to a new study that points to the pandemic’s grave aftermath. 

Hospitalized patients who survived at least a week after being discharged were more than twice as likely to die or be admitted again within months, scientists from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the University of Oxford found. The Covid survivors also had an almost five times greater risk of dying in the following 10 months than a sample taken from the general population.