Quebec Standard

Monday, February 26, 2024

Quebec health system improvised to bear Omicron-fuelled long COVID cases

Quebec

Key takeaways: 

  • Claudia Hébert was detected as having long COVID in August 2021. 
  • Some signs ultimately reduced, but her daily brain fog and painful migraines persisted, leaving her no option but to drop her classes.

Montrealer Claudia Hébert states she began to feel severe tiredness and to get fevers three weeks after returning from Senegal in March 2020, with just a few months left to finish her Université de Montreal veterinary medicine program.

Some signs ultimately reduced, but her daily brain fog and painful migraines persisted, leaving her no option but to drop her classes.

“It was my goal as a little girl to become a veterinarian, and I was close to realizing it,” Hebert, 30, stated in a recent interview with the Canadian Press. “Now, if somebody asks me what I ate yesterday, I don’t recall anymore… I have become disabled.” Source – cbc.ca

Hebert was detected in August 2021 as having long COVID, which directs to COVID-19 signs that continue well past two weeks — the time by which most individuals have healed from the illness.

Also read: Quebecers aged 12-17 are currently suitable for 3rd dose, appointments available

Quebec’s health care system cannot near the Omicron related covid cases

With problems regarding the Omicron variant fuelling a spike in long COVID cases, health experts tell Quebec does not have the resources to help individuals like Hebert or the many others who have endured the infection but stay highly injured.

Previous July, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief public health officer, said that up to half of COVID-19 cases persisted in experiencing signs 12 weeks after diagnosis. The symptoms can have memory loss, severe fatigue, general pain, sleep disruptions, shortness of breath, and anxiety.

Quebec health authorities assess that up to two million individuals have been infected by the Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus since December.

Dr. Alain Piche, a clinic for individuals who have continued COVID-19 signs, stated concerns about how many people will suffer signs long after they contract Omicron.

Show More

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *