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The global pandemic has had a large impact on societies and healthcare systems worldwide. While the acute threat of COVID-19 was the main focus for a long time, it increasingly became clear that the longer-term effects of infections with the coronavirus are also an important concern. As reports of protracted symptoms and complications – often termed post-COVID-19 conditions or Long Covid – were increasing, researchers worldwide tried to understand how frequent Long Covid is, what its impact is on society, and how those suffering from Long Covid can best be supported. Today a lot more is known, but many questions remain unanswered. In this Café Scientifique, Dr. Dominik Menges will present the current state of knowledge on Long Covid and give some interesting insights into his research.
Dr. Dominik Menges is an epidemiologist and FMH-certified specialist in Prevention and Public Health. He earned his medical degree and a doctoral degree in epidemiology from the University of Zurich and holds a Master in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. From the start of the pandemic, he has been strongly involved in research on the coronavirus and its impact on society. He co-leads a large population-based cohort studying the effects of coronavirus infectionsand has made significant contributions to the evolving knowledge about Long Covid.