NBC News: Inside ‘post-Covid’ clinics: How specialized centers are trying to treat long-haulers


As the coronavirus pandemic is slowly nearing an end, as many as 8.4 million people who have recovered from COVID-19 fall into the category commonly known as “long-haulers.” Despite the overwhelming number of patients struggling to bounce back to their former selves, there are currently no concrete guidelines for treatment. Long-haulers are often found to be treated with therapies ranging from traditional physical therapy to medication to mindfulness, yielding arbitrary results. Dr. Rebecca Keith, as associate professor of pulmonary and critical medicine at National Jewish Health in Denver and a co-director of the facility’s post-COVID-19 clinic, has underscored the importance of a multidisciplinary approach as the patient complaints range from stomach illness to racing hearts. Research into Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection has been slow as patients are being turned away as providers dismiss their illness as “all in their head.” Read the full article here

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