"Speaking as someone who has dealt with life altering disability for 2 decades now due to a similarly invisible illness people assume could never happen to them?

This is honestly nothing new.

People believe their good health is earned, and as such assume it’s unassailable."

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"You can’t “make your own decisions” if you’re not warned of the risk of . There is no informed consent about the risk of this condition — which is the most common adverse outcome from infection."

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"There is not a single doubt about the existence of as a biological entity, or set of entities, that can be life-threatening, disabling, severe, life altering, and sometimes fatal."

" is actually such a disaster that no healthcare system in the world as they stand now can cope. So Long Covid must be minimized.
Also, people wouldn't go to the pub for the economy, if disability, including uhm the erectile dysfunction thing, were reported as not rare"

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"As I always say, is one of the most studied diseases in history! It is incorrect to say we don't know enough."

"We know enough to stop saying the disease is 'mysterious'. We know enough to start trials and trying to think of treatment. And by the way a lot of knowledge was already available in 2020 and 2021. Medical professionals and policy makers are awfully late on "

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"This is a scandal. In the Netherlands, the coalition govt had rejected a motion to inform the public about risks of . This is the duty of any govt, and public health bodies. Why would a govt reject a motion to inform the public about significant risks to their health?"

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"[…] a friend with […] severe chest tightness & fatigue […]

'I've seen 3 doctors and none of them believe me. I'm in shock. How can they treat pts like this?'

HOW ARE WE STILL DOING THIS 2 YEARS IN?!?!

is not a niche issue or illness, it is now the most COMMON adverse outcome from the most prevalent virus and sickness on PLANET EARTH.

It's absolutely unacceptable for anybody in medicine to be unfamiliar with this condition 2 years in to the pandemic."

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"THREAD on why 'living with' frequent mass infections is a BAD IDEA (& what we can do!)"

"Long term sickness rises with every wave and depletes our workforce - […] commonest in adults of working age.

Vaccination & prev infection have *not* solved the problem of . Even Bank of England warning & business leaders warning about this!"

"The [healthcare system] is slowly - publicly - breaking."

"[…] driving increasing inequality in our society."

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German Health Minister:

"The danger of is grossly underestimated. We don't even begin to have the therapy places for it. People should not lightly expose themselves to an infection that can change their life."

tweets.todon.eu/loscharlos/sta

Meanwhile, the Dutch government is still outright refusing to tell the public the truth:

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"In real terms 'living with the virus' means living with a normalization of death, reinfections, , disruption and exhausted health-care workers. People would never vote for a deteriorating quality of life and risk, but that’s where public policy is now taking us."

"two groups of people: 'Those who already realize that SARS-CoV-2 causes neurological, vascular and immune system damage… and that damage from reinfections is cumulative. 2) Those who are about to find out'"

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"The pandemic is not over, and it will not likely end for years. It spreads through the air in aerosols like a viral smoke, in distances greater than two metres. The disease (a thrombotic fever) is not mild. Just one infection can destabilize your immune system and age it by 10 years. The risk of increases with each infection. Reinfections harm the immune system and increase hospitalizations and death even among the vaccinated."

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"The British epidemiologist Deepti Gurdasani has long wondered why so many public health officials have been so blasé about exposing children to a novel virus that can result in persistent infections and chronic disease."

"The more we learn about , the more it seems that SARS-CoV-2 isn't just an acute infection, but a persisting virus in a significant proportion of people. And not one that one should take lightly. It's not the flu."

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"A pandemic that progressively weakens its host population with each successive wave is ultimately more dangerous than one that dispatches 10 per cent of the population and then vanishes."

"Thanks to bad public policy, the frightening reality of a forever pandemic is becoming more probable day by day."

" […] comes with a range of life-challenging symptoms and no real treatment […] brain fog, fatigue, muscle pain, chronic inflammation, blood clots and kidney failure."

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"Contrary to the myth that we are sliding into a comfortable […] relationship with a common-cold-like, friendly virus, this is more like being trapped on a rollercoaster in a horror film."

"Not having got after a prior infection […] offers no guarantee"

"[…] ever-growing […] rather desperate long-haulers […] well over two years"

"They need answers, treatments – and to know that we take the situation sufficiently seriously to stop creating more cases"

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If anyone wants accurate info about & , my ongoing thread has actual references to the peer reviewed scientific literature:

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"The seriousness of remains a neglected topic. Many people are seriously ill and will not recover.

Yet the coalition thinks that we do not need to inform people honestly about the risks.

It is in line with the government's policy: figure it out yourself."

[Translated from Dutch]

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Dutch RIVM — the [checks notes] national "public health" institute — openly admits their policy does not include preventing or :

"FFP2 masks work well against the spread of coronavirus."

"[…] no advice to wear masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus."

Inconvenience apparently outweighs the risk of long-term chronic illness — 1 in 5 — and death: "some people may experience shortness of breath when using FFP2 masks for a long time."

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"With , whatever freedom your fortunate to have evaporates over night. We’re condemning 1 in 5 infected to this imprisonment with no warning."

tweets.todon.eu/loscharlos/sta

"Contrary to the myth that we are sliding into a comfortable […] relationship with a common-cold-like, friendly virus, this is more like being trapped on a rollercoaster in a horror film."

"Not having got after a prior infection […] offers no guarantee"

"[…] ever-growing cohort of rather desperate long-haulers […] well over two years"

"They need answers, treatments – and to know that we take the situation sufficiently seriously to stop creating more cases."

theguardian.com/commentisfree/

"China's zero COVID strategy is planned to last years […] What does China know […] the rest of the world does not?"

"We have enough information […] is a dangerous disease, SARS-CoV-2 is an extremely dangerous pathogen, is a huge problem etc. Our policy makers decided to let it rip. It could even be we have more evidence than China now as we had all these waves"

"And we knew already in early 2020. Our policy makers decided to let SARS-CoV-2 spread"

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"1 in 5 get . Previously healthy people. This is 'trust your immune system' version 2.0. You can stick your head in the sand [...] that's [irresponsible]."

"Dear journalists, stop printing that nonsense about hand washing, healthy eating and droplet screens. We know that it doesn't make a dent in that wave. Just open that WHO site. Hold the minister accountable for this advice, because it is dangerous."

[Translated from Dutch]

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