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Name of Media:
Patients, clinicians seek answers to the mystery of 'Long COVID
Chris Dall, MA
Publisher or Source:
Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy
Type of Media:
Media Originally for:
Critical Care Physicians,General Public,General Medical Professionals,Nurses and/or Other Critical Care Medical Professionals
Country of Origin:
United States of America (the)
Primary Focus of Media:
Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, public attention has mainly focused on the number of people who become severely ill and die from COVID-19. But what's become clear in recent months is the large and growing group of people who continue to deal with prolonged symptoms long after their original illness.
In a recent study posted on the preprint server medRxiv, analysis of an international survey of more than 3,700 respondents with COVID-19 found that over two-thirds were still experiencing numerous symptoms at 6 months, with significant impacts on patients' lives and livelihoods. Respondents with symptoms for more than 6 months said they are experiencing an average of nearly 14 symptoms across multiple organ systems.
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