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  • Half of COVID Survivors Experience Lingering Symptoms Six Months After Recovery

    October 13, 2021

    by Global Biodefense Staff

    How many people get ‘long COVID?’ More than half, researchers find in large population study

    Governments, health care organizations and public health professionals should prepare for the large number of COVID-19 survivors who will need care for a variety of symptoms.

    ... The investigators noted several trends among survivors, such as:
    • General well-being: More than half of all patients reported weight loss, fatigue, fever or pain.
    • Mobility: Roughly one in five survivors experienced a decrease in mobility.
    • Neurologic concerns: Nearly one in four survivors experienced difficulty concentrating.
    • Mental health disorders: Nearly one in three patients were diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorders.
    • Lung abnormalities: Six in ten survivors had chest imaging abnormality and more than a quarter of patients had difficulty breathing.
    • Cardiovascular issues: Chest pain and palpitations were among the commonly reported conditions.
    • Skin conditions: Nearly one in five patients experienced hair loss or rashes.
    • Digestive issues: Stomach pain, lack of appetite, diarrhea and vomiting were among the commonly reported conditions.

    “These findings confirm what many health care workers and COVID-19 survivors have been claiming, namely, that adverse health effects from COVID-19 can linger,” said co-lead investigator Vernon Chinchilli, chair of the Department of Public Health Sciences.
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    https://globalbiodefense.com/2021/10...fter-recovery/

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