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    Risk of debilitating fatigue after covid-19 lasting years and implications for the UK workforce: evidence report for the House of Lords Select Committee on Risk Assessment and Risk Planning

    Kamau, Caroline (2021) Risk of debilitating fatigue after covid-19 lasting years and implications for the UK workforce: evidence report for the House of Lords Select Committee on Risk Assessment and Risk Planning. UK Parliament.

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    Abstract

    The House of Lords must alert the government about evidence showing that “long covid” (which includes debilitating fatigue and negative health effects) might last for years among sufferers, posing a long-term risk to the nation’s workforce and economy. This report discusses evidence that viruses can trigger long-term fatigue that severely impairs the personal and occupational functioning of sufferers, including evidence from populations affected by SARSCoV-1 where 1 in 4 had debilitating chronic fatigue lasting over 4 years later. Due to post-viral chronic fatigue being a condition that can force people into becoming housebound or unable to work, the House of Lords must alert the government of the risks currently facing people within the UK who were infected with covid-19. Key points: (1) There is the risk of higher unemployment rates among people who had covid-19. (2) There is the risk of higher underemployment rates among people who had covid-19 e.g., more switching to part-time working or lower skilled jobs because of health problems. (3) There is the risk of future staff shortages in occupations with a high prevalence of covid-19.

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    Item Type: Other
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Long covid, coronavirus, covid-19, SARS-CoV-2, myalgic encephalomyelitis, chronic fatigue syndrome, post-viral fatigue, long-term symptoms of coronavirus, long-term symptoms of covid-19, lasting symptoms of coronavirus, lasting symptoms of covid-19, fatigue, symptoms for months, symptoms for years, covid-19 and employees, health, coronavirus and unemployment, coronavirus and the national economy, coronavirus and employees, occupational health, covid-19 and unemployment, covid-19 and the national economy, workforce, underemployment, organizational psychology, mental health, statistics, House of Lords, Parliament, UK government, public policy, social policy, risk, risk assessment, risk planning, law, legislation
    School: School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Organizational Psychology
    Research Centres and Institutes: Medical Humanities, Centre for
    Depositing User: Caroline Kamau
    Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2021 10:24
    Last Modified: 09 Jun 2021 13:09
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/44404

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