Covid ‘long haulers’ head for Swiss Magic Mountain to recover

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Covid ‘long haulers’ head for Swiss Magic Mountain to recover

Former TB clinics and sanatoria quick to cash in on Covid in-patient treatment in Alpine settings

John Miller

Swiss mountain sanatoria whose fresh air and sunlight cures once drew tuberculosis (TB) patients from across Europe are reinventing themselves for a new generation: patients suffering from the lingering effects of Covid-19.

Early in the pandemic, Klinik Wald, built in Zurich’s highlands in 1898 for low income victims of the lung disease, took on many patients straight from intensive care.

Now, more so-called “long Covid” victims are checking in for rehabilitation and fill 5% to 10% of its 158 beds, Dr Marc Spielmanns, its medical director, said...

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