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 […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the heart: What do we know, and what don’t we know?

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the heart: What do we know, and what don’t we know?

Coronavirus is commonly perceived as a respiratory illness, but as both short-term patients and long-haulers can attest, the symptoms can impact almost every part of the  body – including the heart. In a survey of long-haul patients this summer published by the Indiana University of Medicine and SurvivorCorps, a long-hauler group, “inability to exercise or be […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and race: Determination defeats despair for the ‘Black female nerd of Covid’

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and race: Determination defeats despair for the ‘Black female nerd of Covid’

Chimére Smith started getting sick in March. Smith, an English and language arts teacher from Baltimore, Md., says she will never forget the moment she first started to feel it — a strong burning tickle in her throat. She is prone to sinus infections at that time of the year, so she tried to convince […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and disability: What happens if you cannot work?

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and disability: What happens if you cannot work?

By VIRGINIA JEFFRIES and JEANNE PINDER After two weeks out sick with Covid, an executive in Oregon returned to work. While she still had a cough, she and her doctor both believed the worst was behind her. “There wasn’t a conversation about Covid lingering or continuing,” she said, speaking on condition of anonymity. “It was […]