Not only Covid, but also the long-Covid, all that dramatic series of long-term effects that the coronavirus leaves behind. The evil that, among others, also afflicts Silvio Berlusconi, with serious consequences. And long-Covid is being talked about in A clean sweep, the program led by Corrado Formigli on La7, in the first episode of the season, the one broadcast last night, Thursday 16 September.
Guest in the studio here Sergio Abrignani del Cts, to which Formigli asks if “you are beginning to study the so-called long-Covid. That is – the conductor continues -, take Covid, even lightly and as a young man, without being hospitalized and at most with a little fever. There is a long-term risk. Do you begin to think that there are consequences? “.
Abrignani’s answer is clear: “More than just starting to think so now there is certainty that there is a whole series of sequelae that follow acute infection when the infection is resolved. It is therefore not a chronicization of the infection. It is a sort of sequela that this infection leaves us due to mechanisms that are not yet well known. “So, Formigli asks which are the organs most at risk:” The heart, the kidney … all fairly important organs “, he stresses.
But are there already consolidated studies? “Consolidated for the time available to us: seven to eight months. But the studies clearly indicate that there is a fraction of people, and we cannot understand who are the people who will go to Long Covid, even children among other things, who have this type of sequelae. The infection is resolved, but it is as if the virus triggers a series of problems in our organism that we will carry around for a long time. We still do not know how much, but at least a year, according to the first who have been seen “, concludes Abrignani. In short, a dangerous, disturbing scenario. And on which we still do not have precise information.