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Measures are needed to accommodate people who are suffering from long-COVID, such as proposing flexible work styles in accordance with their symptoms.

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Prof Fumio Otsuka, director of Okayama University Hospital’s General Medicine Department, which has a COVID After Care Clinic. Many of the patients have suffered psychological damage because their symptoms are not understood by people around them.

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Little bit late no?

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Social and traditional media should assume part of the responsibility for this situation, allowing people to spread disinformation about the long lasting consequences of covid makes it easier for people in general to disregard those consequences as unimportant and the sufferers as if they were complaining about nothing. For every article about how dangerous and crippling covid can be on the long term there are dozens of people trying to convince others that this is false and people are just faking.

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For every article about how dangerous and crippling covid can be on the long term there are dozens of people trying to convince others that this is false and people are just faking.

Strange, I've never read or heard anyone saying they were just faking it.

I have however heard many wondering why they was so much mention in the MSM about long COVID, but no mention about vaccine injury. Or even some saying that what people describe as long COVID is actually probably vaccine injury.

Also, according to Queensland's chief health officer, they should stop using the term "long COVID", because according to their research they found COVID post-viral syndrome indistinguishable from seasonal influenza and other respiratory illnesses one year after infection.

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J society needs to promote work/life balance in general. While things have been ever-so-slowly changing for the better, there is still far too much pressure on employees to put work over family or personal well-being.

There needs to be a paradigm shift in the culture itself.

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Strange, I've never read or heard anyone saying they were just faking it.

Willful ignorance do not refute the systematic downplaying antiscientific propaganda have done for sufferers of long covid, even trying to misrepresent the acute infection as if it was not specially risky compared with other infection.

I have however heard many wondering why they was so much mention in the MSM about long COVID, but no mention about vaccine injury

Because the first is a serious and growing public health problem and the second is a tiny minuscule thing in comparison, there is no real issue to address with the vaccines, that is also another of the disinformation efforts that media is allowing and that puts in risk the health of the population.

Also, according to Queensland's chief health officer, they should stop using the term "long COVID", because according to their research they found COVID post-viral syndrome indistinguishable from seasonal influenza and other respiratory illnesses one year after infection.

But since he presented no evidence (nor even an effort to discuss scientifically) the evidence presented by many actual authorities in the field around the world that prove covid have specially important risks that affect the health in the long term (or even permanently) there is no real weight on this declaration. A representative of a local hospital saying there is no cancer would be comparable.

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Strange, I've never read or heard anyone saying they were just faking it.

Willful ignorance do not refute the systematic downplaying antiscientific propaganda have done for sufferers of long covid,

OK, so perhaps you could provide some examples of people saying they are faking it. I'm just saying that I have looked at lots of COVID-related information and I have never noticed it. There are plenty of valid criticisms of the narrative you support, but claiming that they are faking it is not one of them.

even trying to misrepresent the acute infection as if it was not specially risky compared with other infection.

We're talking about "long COVID", and according to Queensland's chief health officer their research found COVID post-viral syndrome indistinguishable from seasonal influenza and other respiratory illnesses one year after infection. He's not saying people are not affected in the long term from the infection, just that the effects are not unique to COVID.

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OK, so perhaps you could provide some examples of people saying they are faking it

It is not even difficult to see how these disinformation efforts are being conducted.

https://www.reuters.com/article/idUSL1N2S728P/

https://philanthropynewsdigest.org/news/other-sources/article/?id=14711088

https://www.ualberta.ca/folio/2023/01/covid-long-haulers-face-stigma-lingering-symptoms.html

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(23)01121-2/fulltext

When something is so easily corroborated the argument that you have not seen it helps demonstrating more a personal bias about rejecting information that is readily available, not that there is no information.

We're talking about "long COVID", and according to Queensland's chief health officer their research found COVID post-viral syndrome indistinguishable from seasonal influenza and other respiratory illnesses one year after infection.

And again this "research" do not present the minimum amount and quality of data to actually support those conclusions against the mountains of evidence that have been presented by the best specialists of the world, in multiple countries. The conclusions that the risk of long covid is not different from what is observed from other diseases is not supported by the information they present. Once again to contradict a consensus so well stablished (the specially important risk) requires much stronger evidence.

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Oh, now I get it. Doctors were saying their patients were faking it.

I assumed you were referring to "social and traditional media ... allowing people to spread disinformation ... trying to convince others ... people are just faking.

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Social and traditional media outlets are allowing people to spread disinformation about long covid including calling sufferers fakers, the links are about articles describing the problem happening in a general sense.

The same outlets also let people spread disinformation about vaccines and treatments, are you also trying to say you have seen no examples of this? for example promoting risky useless treatments like ivermectin or saying the vaccine facilitates the appearance of escape mutants? because those are also examples of false/misleading information that that professionals in public health consider put people at risk, these comments are present only few outlets that allow them but they are definitely possible to find.

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