BMA poll shows extent of virus toll on doctors

More than 1,000 doctors working in England and Wales say they have, or may have, caught Covid-19.

A survey of 4,120 doctors revealed a total of 487 tested positive for the virus while a further 575 doctors who thought they had suffered from it were not tested.

Data released as part of an ongoing BMA study of doctors during the pandemic found that symptoms most commonly reported in doctors and patients included chronic fatigue, reduced exercise capacity, muscle weakness, memory loss, concentration difficulties and loss of sense of smell.

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