From brain fog to fatigue, and body aches, living with long COVID is no walk in the park. But, thanks to continued research about this condition, we now understand more on how to mitigate it. Here are some key steps that can help neutralise the effects of long COVID in daily life.
The fight against the COVID-19 pandemic has been a long one, and vaccinations have been one of the most effective tools available in our arsenal thus far. There are, however, a lot of myths and misinformation surrounding these vaccines. We spoke to Epidemiologist, Dr. Dinu Guruge, who helped debunk some of these myths, and provide us with evidence as to why vaccines are one of the most effective ways to end the pandemic.
“As the number of COVID-19 infections and deaths began to rapidly rise, many of us noticed that the ways deaths were being reported had become even more abstract than before,” said Amalini De Sayrah and Sachini Perera, two of the creators behind the digital COVID-19 memorial.
A team of scientists at the University of Peradeniya has developed a brand new #COVID19 test kit. They say the COVI-2 Loop test is at a similar range of accuracy as PCR testing, but significantly less costly and time consuming.
Sri Lanka’s national response to the COVID-19 pandemic – from health guidelines to lockdowns, curfews and, most recently, vaccination drives – has largely neglected a particularly vulnerable portion of its population.
How has COVID-19 been affecting our children? To commemorate Children’s Day
this year, we spoke to children from across Sri Lanka to learn what it’s like growing up during COVID-19, their thoughts on how to end the pandemic, and their hopes and dreams for the future. (Spoiler: Ghost Hunter should be a legitimate profession.)
“It’s pretty clear that Pfizer provides more immunity than Sinopharm. That was why I held back from getting vaccinated,” a 24-year-old told Roar Media on condition of anonymity. He was responding to questions on why he waited at least a month after Sri Lanka started vaccinating its youth population against COVID-19 before finally getting the jab himself.
Fatigue, shortness of breath, and an inability to concentrate — many patients who had contracted COVID-19 described the feeling as a “brain fog”. These refer to some of the complications that can last for weeks or months after the infection has gone away.
For many who test positive for COVID-19, overcoming the physical effects of the virus is only part of their struggle to return to life as usual.
Nearly two years into the #COVID19 pandemic, Sri Lanka’s judicial sector has taken steps to adapt legal processes and court proceedings to the limitations posed by the pandemic.
Like most other public places, the Dehiwala Zoo had to temporarily bar visitors due to the third wave of COVID-19 in Sri Lanka.
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