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Long NHS waits meaning many with long Covid becoming desperate

May 17, 2022

Asthma + Lung UK has said that in the past six months around half a million people have visited its online long Covid health advice or called its helpline for wide-ranging symptoms, including breathlessness and persistent coughs.

The numbers of people viewing the charity’s webpages nearly doubled from September to March, as cases of the Omicron variant spiked across the UK.

Worryingly, the charity has warned that many callers are at crisis point and so desperate to ease their symptoms they are asking for advice about buying oxygen, which it has said can be extremely dangerous without a prescription.

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