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Eldorado

The mystery of 'Long COVID'

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Eldorado

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, public attention has mainly focused on the number of people who become severely ill and die from COVID-19. But what's become clear in recent months is the large and growing group of people who continue to deal with prolonged symptoms long after their original illness.

In a recent study posted on the preprint server medRxiv, analysis of an international survey of more than 3,700 respondents with COVID-19 found that over two-thirds were still experiencing numerous symptoms at 6 months, with significant impacts on patients' lives and livelihoods. Respondents with symptoms for more than 6 months said they are experiencing an average of nearly 14 symptoms across multiple organ systems.

Full article at University of Minnesota CIDRAP: Link

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stereologist

This is an important issue that has been avoided by those pretending that COVID-19 only kills a few elderly people and that lock downs should only apply to those at risk.

The long haulers were the original source of the idea of reinfection. It is these long haulers that had recurring bouts of the symptoms that early on claimed they were infected again, sometimes only a month after their original infection. 

Studies of patients showed that many did have lingering, objectively observable issues.

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spartan max2

From what I've been reading from articles and the long haulers on Reddit it looks like Long Covid might be the immune system not shutting off. 

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acute

Long Covid is no fun.

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Raptor Witness
On 1/21/2021 at 9:07 AM, spartan max2 said:

From what I've been reading from articles and the long haulers on Reddit it looks like Long Covid might be the immune system not shutting off. 

The virus integrates itself into the host, and it partially reengineers parts of us. Our immune system can see the left-over fingerprints. There are parts and pieces  of the virus scattered all over the place. It’s like an EF5 tornado has hit, in some cases.

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