When COVID-19 Hangs Around For The Long Haul
Most Americans know that the absence of COVID-19 symptoms after a 14-day quarantine is a solid signal you don’t still have the virus.
One group in Italy found that 87% of a patient cohort hospitalized for acute COVID-19 still had symptoms two months later.
As the pandemic has progressed, people with long-term symptoms have begun to be called “long-haulers.”
Why is it that the symptoms of some COVID-19 cases persist for months? What do we still not understand about the virus?
Copyright 2020 WAMU 88.5