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 […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the breakthrough cases: Can they cause long Covid? Yes.

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the breakthrough cases: Can they cause long Covid? Yes.

“Need another reason to mask up? People may get long COVID19 after a breakthrough infection,” Katelyn Jetelina, “Your Local Economist,” wrote on Substack. “While vaccines protect from severe disease, we know the vaccinated can still carry the virus (to some extent, we don’t know this number with Delta) and can, but rarely, display symptoms (i.e. […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the long haul: Study finds many patients are experiencing new medical problems

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the long haul: Study finds many patients are experiencing new medical problems

“Hundreds of thousands of Americans have sought medical care for post-Covid health problems that they had not been diagnosed with before becoming infected with the coronavirus, according to the largest study to date of long-term symptoms in Covid-19 patients,” Pam Belluck writes over at The New York Times in an article about a study that […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the long haul: Long Covid patients face high risk of dying from complications

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the long haul: Long Covid patients face high risk of dying from complications

“A massive study involving more than 87,000 Covid-19 patients found that recovered patients face about a 60% increased risk of death from long-term complications of the disease in the six months after initial infection compared to people who’ve never tested positive,” Katie Camero writes for The Miami Herald. “Some of the fatal illnesses brought on […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the aftermath: It’s not unusual that such illnesses have long-lasting effects

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the aftermath: It’s not unusual that such illnesses have long-lasting effects

“Craig Spencer, an emergency room doctor in New York City, was no stranger to dangerous viruses when a brush with one landed him in Bellevue Hospital for 19 days,” Julia Belluz writes over at Vox. “But it was only after he was discharged, and declared virus-free, that the really bizarre symptoms set in. Back at […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the long haul: Post-Covid care centers, listed by Survivor Corps

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the long haul: Post-Covid care centers, listed by Survivor Corps

“Recovery from COVID-19 is posing a new set of challenges for patients and physicians alike,” Survivor Corps writes, on its site for peer-to-peer help for Covid patients. “There is so much we don’t know, with the lingering and ‘long hauler’ symptoms emerging as an ongoing battle. Post-Covid Care Centers (P.C.C.C.) are expanding across the country […]