'Long Covid' risk lower with Omicron, study finds
Last winter's Omicron variant was less likely to cause lingering symptoms, known as "long Covid", a UK investigation, in The Lancet, suggests.
The King's College London team looked at data from nearly 100,000 people who logged their Covid symptoms on an app.
Just over 4% of those infected during the Omicron wave had logged long Covid symptoms, compared with 10% of those infected in the preceding, Delta, wave.
But as far more were infected during the Omicron wave, the total was higher.
In fact, the much bigger number of new infections during...