Through cerebral palsy I have neurological issues, so hearing that most hospitalised Covid_19 patients have neurological symptoms isn’t resting easy. COVID_19 is a very real issue for me and is the reason why I am self-isolating.
In March, Carlos Manuel Romero-Sanchez MD, of Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Albaceta in Spain, and co-authors in Neurology, reported that Neurologic manifestations were seen in 57.4% of 841 patients hospitalized with COVID_19. In 4.1% of COVID-19 deaths in the study, neurological complications were considered the fundamental cause.
I live in the UK and am irritated by the UK’s Government’s handling of the virus and the fact that they don’t care that around 60,000 people have died from the virus. I don’t want to be another one of their statistics. I am fighting for my life and self-isolation is the only way to do that.
Since the Care Quality Commission first started collecting data on the number of deaths in nursing homes on 10 April 2020, they have been notified that a total of 8314 people have died up to 8 May 2020.
It could be another year when I am able to get myself back into my life, because I deal with neurological and respiratory issues. Whilst there is still a covid risk, I have little choice but to self-isolate. I am high risk COVID_19.
Sources: https://www.medpagetoday.com https://www.carehome.co.uk