We wish to extend out thanks for your continued support during a challenging year for us all. The pandemic has stretched healthcare systems to breaking point across Europe, touching everyone, including those affected by stroke.
We now know much more about the link between COVID-19 and stroke.
We know that if you have pre-existing risk factors for stroke or if you have suffered from a stroke, the risk of a severe COVID-19 infection is high. In addition, stroke is one of the complications of a COVID-19 infection even in people who had not previously been thought of as at risk of stroke.
We hope you are keeping safe and well and that you are looking forward to a festive break hopefully with your loved ones. And we look forward to working with you in 2021 with renewed vigour, working together to raise awareness of stroke and reduce the number of strokes in Europe by advocating for better prevention, access to adequate treatment, post stroke care and rehabilitation.