Why Chief Health Officer’s call to stop saying long COVID is ‘dangerous’

GP Dr Jenny Huang says dismissing the term based on one study was "not how science works".
Rachel Fieldhouse
Dr Jenny Huang.

The Queensland Chief Health Officer’s call to scrap the term ‘long COVID’ is “dangerous” and based on an “oversimplification” of the available evidence, say doctors working at long COVID clinics.

Last week, Queensland’s top doctor Dr John Gerrard said the post-acute sequalae of COVID-19 were no different from those seen with influenza and that the use of terms like long COVID caused “unnecessary fear”.