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 […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the long-haulers: Clinics established to deliver care to patients who are still ill

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the long-haulers: Clinics established to deliver care to patients who are still ill

“COVID-19 came early for Catherine Busa, and it never really left,” Jennifer Peltz writes for The Associated Press. “The 54-year-old New York City school secretary didn’t have any underlying health problems when she caught the coronavirus in March, and she recovered at her Queens home.But some symptoms lingered: fatigue she never experienced during years of […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and autoimmune diseases: What’s the connection?

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and autoimmune diseases: What’s the connection?

When Julie Copaken got sick with Covid in early March, she believed it was just a bad flu. “I was achy in a way I’ve never been achy before. I had diarrhea, I had horrible headaches, I was very fatigued, like I couldn’t get out of bed fatigued,” Copaken, 48, of Jacksonville, Fla., said in […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the brain: It’s not just a respiratory illness

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the brain: It’s not just a respiratory illness

Ten days after testing positive for Covid and a week after her fever subsided this August, Hannah Chambers came down with new symptoms she hadn’t experienced before. “I felt a little different,” said Chambers, who is 27 and lives in Davenport, Ia. “I was still in quarantine at that time, but when I woke up […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and gender: How the illness affects the sexes differently

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and gender: How the illness affects the sexes differently

If there’s one thing we’ve learned during the pandemic, it’s that not all cases of Covid are the same. While science is still catching up to the disease, a growing body of research shows coronavirus may affect people differently based on their sex. . How does Covid affect the sexes differently? We break down the […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and mental health: It’s not just the body that’s affected, but also the mind

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and mental health: It’s not just the body that’s affected, but also the mind

By MOLLY TAFT and VIRGINIA JEFFRIES It’s clear that the pandemic is wreaking havoc on Americans’ mental health: a recent study found that adults in the US were reporting symptoms of depression at three times the rate as before the pandemic. But some Covid patients, especially those who have been sick for months, say that […]