New study sheds light on how many people could have long COVID

[KSTP-TV News, October 13, 2022] A large-scale study of Scottish COVID-19 patients found that six to 18 months after an infection resulting in symptoms, nearly half of subjects recovered partially or not at all. Doctors consider those people to have long COVID, also known as post-COVID.

Common symptoms of long COVID include tiredness or fatigue, fever, headache and trouble sleeping. The study included the experiences of nearly 100,000 people and also showed that the vaccine offers protection against long-term symptoms.

“It speaks to what some of the trends we are seeing here in America,” said Dr. Jackson Maddux, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist with Allina Health.

Posted on October 14, 2022 in coronavirus

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