The horrors of covid are still amongst us and the dangers of this virus are very real, as has been revealed by a recent study showing that 30% of covid patients report having painfully persistent symptoms even after recovering. As we read in USA Today:
The U.S. government is launching a nationwide initiative to study COVID-19 patients who suffer from residual symptoms months after recovery, commonly known as “COVID long-haulers,” Dr. Anthony Fauci said in a White House briefing Wednesday.
The nation’s leading infectious diseases expert also revealed a scientific name for the new syndrome – Post Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 (PASC) – further legitimizing the suffering population.
“(There are) a lot of important questions that are now unanswered that we hope with this series of initiatives we will ultimately answer,” Fauci said.
The announcement comes after a study published last week in JAMA Network Open found about 30% of COVID-19 patients reported persistent symptoms as long as 9 months after illness.
These symptoms included fatigue, shortness of breath, sleeping disorders, fevers, gastrointestinal issues, anxiety and depression, and so-called “brain fog.”