Coronapod: counting the cost of long COVID

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Coronapod: counting the cost of long COVID

Noah Baker and Sara Abdulla ask if we have been underestimating the true cost of COVID

The global burden of COVID-19 has predominantly been measured using metrics like case numbers, hospitalisations and deaths. But the long term health impacts are more difficult to capture. In this episode of Coronapod we discuss one way that public health experts are trying to get to grips with the problem using metrics such as disability adjusted life years (DALYs) and quality adjusted life years (QALYs).

As new data suggests that COVID could leave millions with lasting disability or ill-health, we ask how changing the lens through which we asses the impacts of COVID could change public health policies, the perception of risk and even the behaviour of individuals.

News Feature: The four most urgent questions about long COVID

Comment: Count the cost of disability caused by COVID-19

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