Scientific American: The Problem of ‘Long Haul’ COVID


COVID-19 patients are reporting symptoms that continue weeks and months after their initial infections. Scientists now call these patients “long haulers,” who suffer from long COVID. Commonly reported symptoms are both physical and neurological in nature, including shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell, “brain fog,” and fatigue. Further study is needed to understand these lasting effects and develop potential treatments, because millions of people have and will become infected. Researchers are also looking into psychological consequences for healthcare workers and patients. Read the Dec. 29, 2020 article by Carolyn Barber here.

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