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Expert group appointed to analyse information on long-term effects of COVID-19

Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
Publication date 25.8.2021 10.40
Press release 231/2021

The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health has appointed a long COVID expert group to monitor and analyse the information and experience gathered both nationally and internationally about the long-term effects of COVID-19, also known as long COVID.  

People have reported many different types of long-term symptoms, and even inability to work and function, after recovering from the COVID-19 infection. More and more research-based information and experience about long COVID are becoming available both in Finland and internationally.

Research data and expert views need to be coordinated nationally and analysed jointly by experts so that we can react and take measures in a way that is proportionate and based on accurate information.

The term of the expert group runs from 1 September 2021 to 31 December 2022. The group will be chaired by Risto O. Roine, Professor of Neurology. The members were invited to the group on the basis of their consent.


Risto O. Roine, chair of the expert group, Professor of Neurology, Finnish Brain Council, tel. +358 407024693

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