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Covid-19 patients who have symptoms for months

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by sun rise, May 15, 2020.

  1. sun rise

    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    We have some children dying from a COVID linked cause, people with permanent problems due to COVID and now we have patients whose symptoms last for months.

    Covid-19 patients who have symptoms for months

    Days later, he found himself fighting a raging infection. It’s one he likens to being “abused by somebody” or clubbed over the head with a cricket bat. “The symptoms were weird as hell,” ...

    There is growing evidence that the virus causes a far greater array of symptoms than was previously understood. And that its effects can be agonisingly prolonged: in Garner’s case for more than seven weeks....

    He had a muggy head, upset stomach, tinnitus, pins and needles, breathlessness, dizziness and arthritis in the hands. Each time Garner thought he was getting better the illness roared back...

    According to the latest research, about one in 20 Covid patients experience long-term on-off symptoms. It’s unclear whether long-term means two months, or three or longer...

    “These people may be going back to work and not performing at the top of their game,” Spector says. “There is a whole other side to the virus which has not had attention because of the idea that ‘if you are not dead you are fine.’”
     
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  2. Hubert Farnsworth

    Hubert Farnsworth Well-Known Member

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    I'm not trying to minimize the virus--but could it be that other viruses also cause symptoms for months as well, but are just not being talked about because not as many people are interested in them? I've had my share of weird viruses with very weird symptoms in my life, some of them lasting a month or more. There have been times when doctors couldn't identify what was wrong, but didn't seem to care much either.
     
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  3. Thief

    Thief Rogue Theologian

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    so you've seen my thread....Speculation....?
     
  4. Unveiled Artist

    Unveiled Artist Love is patient. Love is kind.

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    A lot of illnesses overlap each other. Since covid doesn't have new/unidentified symptoms, it could be most anything in the coronavirus category.
     
  5. Augustus

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    And there is a very big reason why we are more 'interested' in this particular coronavirus...

    Of course other viruses can have similar effects, the differentiating factor here is that most viruses don't cause global pandemics that may affect 50-80% of the world's population.

    A few % of the global population experiencing mid to long term complications is a significant problem.
     
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