Thousands experience ‘long Covid’ symptoms

by SammyOctober 16, 2020

When first detected, coronavirus was considered a respiratory illness that affected patients for two to three weeks. A new review suggests that COVID-19 infections may last much longer than expected in some people. Called ‘long Covid’, those with continuing symptoms may be impacted in four different ways, which could have a significant psychological and social impact on individuals, and society.

Most infected with COVID-19 will recover within two weeks, but a new report by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) in the UK says that thousands are living with ongoing symptoms

In a series of interviews with 14 members of a ‘Long-Covid’ Facebook support group, researchers from the NIHR found that recurring symptoms were affecting almost everything for these patients. They struggled to breathe and had problems with their brain, the heart and cardiovascular system to the kidneys, the gut, liver and skin.


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