Coronavirus (Covid-19) and breaking the isolation: Finding community online

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and breaking the isolation: Finding community online

One survivor is using his experience dealing with long Covid to help others struggling with the condition and the painful emotions that can torment them by running a pop-up virtual support group for long-Covid patients that runs 24 hours at a time so people in any time zone can find help when they need it. Dave, […]

Long Covid, the invisible public health crisis fueling labor shortages: The Financial Times

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Long Covid, the invisible public health crisis fueling labor shortages: The Financial Times

“When Katie Lazell-Fairman returned to work after recovering from a Covid-19 infection, she quickly discovered that the virus had taken a much heavier toll on her body than she initially realised,” Delphine Strauss and Jamie Smyth write over at The Financial Times. “’I woke up suddenly feeling incredibly exhausted, dizzy. My heart rate was 135 […]

Long Covid has many faces: What is it anyway? Some taxonomies of the illness.

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Long Covid has many faces: What is it anyway? Some taxonomies of the illness.

It’s been a puzzle since the beginning: What is long Covid anyway? Who has it and who doesn’t? At the beginning of the pandemic, people who didn’t die or get well right away were relegated to some “not really” status – people (including doctors and spouses) refused to believe that they hadn’t gotten well. Friends […]

Long Covid is contributing to America’s labor shortage: Axios

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Long Covid is contributing to America’s labor shortage: Axios

“Long Covid is likely keeping a lot of Americans out of the workforce, experts say, and that could continue for years as people struggle with persistent health problems,” Tina Reed and Emily Peck write over at Axios. “The big picture: Long Covid isn’t confined to older patients, and its symptoms can vary. The U.S. also […]

What we know — and what we still need to learn — about long Covid: CBC News

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What we know — and what we still need to learn — about long Covid: CBC News

“Jonah McGarva has been struggling with long Covid since he was first infected in March 2020,” CBC News reports. ” ‘It’s almost like I can kind of predict how the day is going to go when I wake up in the morning,’ says the Burnaby resident.  ‘I typically know I have a window of about two […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the long haul: Long Covid advocates and the financial fallout

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the long haul: Long Covid advocates and the financial fallout

Two widely known long Covid patient advocates have recently begun to publicize the financial fallout from their illness, starting fund-raising campaigns to support themselves. Both advocates, Amanda Finley and Karyn Bishof, have been ill since spring of 2020. Both have long-term consequences, and both are well-known founders of patient advocacy groups on Facebook — Finley […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: Why young people are choosing not to get vaccinated

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the vaccine: Why young people are choosing not to get vaccinated

In late June, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (C.D.C.) released a study in which they revealed the surprising statistic that only 34% of younger adults, between the ages of 18 and 39, reported having received a Covid vaccine. This age group reportedly displayed the lowest vaccine coverage and intent to get vaccinated, despite […]

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

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

“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 […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the long haul: More than a quarter of patients still symptomatic after 6 months

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the long haul: More than a quarter of patients still symptomatic after 6 months

“In a new study of adults from the general population who were infected with COVID-19 in 2020, more than a quarter report not having fully recovered after six to eight months,” Science Daily reports. “Those findings are described this week in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Milo Puhan and colleagues at the University of […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the long haul: About 11.1 million Americans have long Covid

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the long haul: About 11.1 million Americans have long Covid

“About 11.1 million Americans are living with long COVID-19, according to new estimates from The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,” Gabrielle Masson writes over at Beckers Hospital Review. “Long COVID-19, or persistent symptoms up to six months after being cleared of the illness, affects around 30 percent of individuals who had Covid-19, according […]