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Name of Media:

Why impact of 'long Covid' could outlast the pandemic

Author(s):

Jason Gale

Publisher or Source:

Frederick News-Post

Type of Media:

Newspaper Article

Media Originally for:

General Public,General Medical Professionals

Country of Origin:

United States of America (the)

Primary Focus of Media:

Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)

COVID-19 Related:

Yes

Description:

Millions of people who have gotten COVID-19 and survived are finding that a full recovery can be frustratingly elusive. Weeks and months after seemingly recovering from even a mild case, many patients still confront a wide range of health problems.
As researchers try to measure the duration and depth of what's being called "long COVID," a burgeoning number of specialized post-acute COVID clinics are opening to handle the patients. The scale of the pandemic means that COVID's disable effect-as well as the economic pain and drain on health resources- could persist well after the contagion ends.

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