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SHOULD YOU BE WORRIED ABOUT LONG COVID? DR. ST. ROSE SAYS YES

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Developing studies on how COVID-19 affects the human body after a previously infected host is cleared of symptoms has so far produced concerning findings. Post COVID syndrome or “long COVID” according to research is linked to a host of medical complications ranging from frequent headaches to depression. Local M.D, Dr. Alphonsus St. Rose says Saint Lucia’s Health Ministry should invest more to diagnose ‘long COVID’ sufferers to contain a potential post-pandemic strain on the public healthcare system.

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SIXTH WAVE BRINGS INCREASED RISK OF REINFECTIONS

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Elevating COVID-19 infections associated with a sixth wave has renewed appeals from Saint Lucia’s health experts to the public the get vaccinated. MBC Prime’s Rehani Isidore spoke with Dr. Stephen King who maintains vaccination offers the best protection against severe illness and even death.

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KEEP SYMPTOMATIC, COVID EXPOSED STUDENTS HOME SAYS HEALTH MINISTRY

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Concerned about the possibility of COVID outbreaks affecting local schools, the Health Ministry is urging parents to be vigilant, honest and keep symptomatic, COVID exposed students at home.

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SAINT LUCIA BRACES FOR SIXTH WAVE OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC

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Saint Lucians maybe over COVID-19 but, the virus isn’t done with us. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Sharon Belmar-George, in a May 9 statement, confirmed the recent rise in new COVID-19 infections is associated with a sixth [epidemiological] wave. Mutated strains of the COVID-19 virus are believed to be the culprits fueling the latest surge.

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