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"Long-haulers"

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16 September 2020, 11:33 AM
wtg
"Long-haulers"
Wondering what the long term effects might be. Saw a little kid on a news broadcast who talked about how he still felt lousy months after being sick with the virus. He's still running a low grade fever nearly every day and it taps him out.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/15...ather-son/index.html

Here's an article in Nature about various post-COVID issues:

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-02598-6

For those who have seen the movie Awakenings or read Oliver Sacks' book of the same name....I wonder if we will have our own version of encephalitis lethargica, a condition thought to be an aftereffect of the 1918 flu.

As the Nature article closes with...

quote:
the answers will not come quickly. “The problem is,” says Gholamrezanezhad, “to assess long-term consequences, the only thing you need is time.”


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11 October 2020, 05:15 PM
wtg
quote:
For most people, Covid-19 is a brief and mild disease but some are left struggling with symptoms including lasting fatigue, persistent pain and breathlessness for months.

The condition known as "long Covid" is having a debilitating effect on people's lives, and stories of being left exhausted after even a short walk are now common.

So far, the focus has been on saving lives during the pandemic, but there is now a growing recognition that people are facing long-term consequences of a Covid infection.

Yet even basic questions - such as why people get long Covid or whether everyone will fully recover - are riddled with uncertainty.


https://www.bbc.com/news/health-54296223


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12 October 2020, 12:04 AM
Daniel
Everyone will not fully recover.