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’Long Covid’ continues to puzzle doctors

’Long Covid’ continues to puzzle doctors

Medical professionals are working to understand more about a condition referred to as ’long Covid,’ among patients who experience lingering symptoms months after recovering from COVID-19. A study recently published in The Lancet found that of 1,733 coronavirus patients treated in Wuhan, 76% were still experiencing at least one symptom six months after their symptoms began.

Kathy
Kathy
Shane
Shane 1 months

The studies mentioned in this article conclude that the rate of "long covid" may be as low as 5-10% (among those who get ill from the virus) and as high as 70-87% (among hospitalised patients). Nowhere does it include asymptomatic people, nor even a perfunctory remark to say that the rate is far lower than 5-10% when adjusting for this portion of the population. Typical of such studies (and of the media that spread them) to focus on the most affected portion of the population, yet ignore the least affected.

jen
jen 1 months

It's autoimmunity. Lots of articles about it already. There have also been theories for years that autoimmune diseases could be triggered by viruses, but also by stress, etc. As a person with two autoimmune disorders this doesn't surprise me at all. It's about time autoimmune disease got some recognition as real diseases with real symptoms. Even though you look fine, you feel like shit.

wild card
wild card 1 months

5G. Radiation illness. Same symptoms. Landmark study proves it is possible...weakens blood brain barrier and causes brain inflammation. Reminds me of symptoms described by those with havana syndrome.

systematic fighter
systematic fighter 1 months

Seems as if undiagnosed mental illness is a trend in the republican/conservative lifestyle. Huh no wonder most of them are disconnected to reality.

Tiggs
Tiggs 1 months

The symptoms of long covid are not dissimilar to diseases like MS and ME, which has made me think about whether they might find those diseases to have come from a virus in the first place, at the moment there is no cure for them only experimentals..

T3hGladiator
T3hGladiator 1 months

Doesn't sound too unusual to me, I was ~22. I caught what the doc called "avian influenza" and I had this terrible cough for 3 months. The one time in the last decade, probably longer, since I've been to the doc. But hey, hope they solve it.

Rafael
Rafael 1 months

I was in a coma for three days i had neuronal, a throat infection, liver functions and kidney functions were going fast. And somehow through the grace of God I made it through that ordeal. However I need therapy for my legs. Still not 100 % So yea after 8 months there are still long lasting effects on the body.

Natasha
Natasha 1 months

This virus was manipulated and used a biological weapon against humanity. Charges need to brought to those responsible and those who lied about the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine and other therapeutics. This is at the level of premeditated murder.

Central Scrutinizer
Central Scrutinizer 1 months

But the cold and flu are gone, right?

Rocky
Rocky 1 months

Ok, but in many places air quality is pretty horrible also and it's not surprising that at least one of the respiratory related symptoms may linger.🤷🏾‍♂️

Aaron
Aaron 1 months

Really disappointed that it means length of symptoms and not a new Covid strain that just happens to be really long

Rickard R
Rickard R 1 months

Having my taste back to normal would be nice. 8months and counting.....

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