Cardiff University awarded major funding to research long Covid


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Cardiff University has been awarded funding of nearly £2m to carry out research into two crucial aspects of long Covid.


Researchers will look at the role of the immune system in long-term disease and a separate study will focus on the rehabilitation of individuals with long Covid.


The projects are among 15 in the UK to receive total funding of nearly £20m from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to help tackle long Covid, which covers a range of long-lasting symptoms, including fatigue, breathlessness, chest pain, “brain fog” and muscle pain.


It is not yet fully understood and the true scale of the problem is unknown – but the latest estimates suggest nearly a million people are living with the condition in the UK.