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Former Swiss “Magic Mountain” TB clinics treat COVID to stay relevant

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By John Miller WALD/DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) -Swiss mountain sanatoriums whose fresh-air and sunlight cures once drew tuberculosis 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 coming for rehabilitation and fill 5-10% of its 158 beds, Dr. Marc Spielmanns, its medical director, said. It is par…

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