publish date 2022-03-10 23:27:08
A new study revealed that infection with the Corona virus increases people’s risk of economic hardship and leads to a deterioration in their financial condition, especially if they have been infected for a long time.
According to the British newspaper, “The Guardian”, Adrian Martino, professor of respiratory infection and immunity at Queen Mary University of London, who supervised the study, said: “Our results have shown that Corona has an impact on people’s ability to meet their basic household requirements.”
He explained, “Many people around the world lose their jobs after being infected with (Corona) for a long time, in addition to the cost of treatment and medicine incurred by patients, as well as the cost of tests to detect the virus, and the purchase of sterilizers for the home.”
To investigate the economic consequences of the disease, Martineau and colleagues analyzed data from nearly 17,000 Britons aged 16 or older who completed monthly questionnaires about their health and household income between May 2020 and October 2021.
The study found that infection with “Corona” was associated with a 39 percent increase in people’s insufficient income to meet their basic needs, and a fivefold increase in the number of people who were fired from work because of their absence from work for a long time due to illness, compared to people who did not have the infection.
The researchers stressed that these findings indicate the importance of governments doing more to support the increasing number of adults of working age affected by this problem.
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