Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the long haul: 1 in 3 Covid patients suffer from long Covid, study finds

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“One in three people who survived COVID-19 suffered from long COVID, according to a study of Long Beach residents published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday,” Rong-Gong Lin II and Luke Money write for The Los Angeles Times. “The study found that these long COVID patients reported at least one symptom of COVID-19 two months after first testing positive for the coronavirus. There were higher rates of long COVID among people 40 or older, women, people with preexisting health conditions and Black residents, according to the study, conducted by UC Davis epidemiologists and the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services. The survey was based on the responses of 366 adults in Long Beach who tested positive for the virus last year, before vaccinations were authorized for emergency use and began to be rolled out to healthcare workers. The study found that 35% of survey responders reported at least one ongoing symptom of COVID-19 two months after the initial positive test.” Rong-Gong Lin II and Luke Money, “1 in 3 COVID patients suffer from long COVID: CDC study,” The Los Angeles Times.