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Impact of covid-19 vaccination on long covid
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    How other strategies to tackle long covid shouldn't be ignored and why it is important to demonstrate an established evidence of vaccine helping control symptoms in patients of long covid?
    • Kaneez Fatima, Demonstrator, MBBS Bakhtawar Amin Medical and Dental College

    The article very clearly demonstrates how different research papers show varying results regarding the effect of covid vaccine in controlling symptoms of long covid. Many factors were mentioned that potentially show the limitations in providing appropriate evidence to prove that vaccine helps improve the health of patients suffering from long covid. However, several factors weren't mentioned. The psychogenic element of stigmatization after being infected with covid which may be an individualised experience is not mentioned. The effect of lifestyle including diet, exercise, pursuing medical care, and rehabilitation programs is also not mentioned while they may be important factors in controlling the effects of these symptoms.
    Several other strategies are usually used in tackling symptoms of many post-viral syndromes. It remains important to link and relate long covid to other post-viral syndromes and evaluate the effect of different medical and non-medical strategies to control such symptoms. The ultimate goal remains to escalate the health status of long covid patients and not merely show an advantageous effect of covid vaccine in such cases.
    Post viral fatigue syndrome is an important example to consider in such cases as the symptoms spectrum differs with factors such as lifestyle, diet, exercise, habits of smoking or drinking alcohol, and psychogenic support systems. Similarly, long covid may also be linked to such factors.
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