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The New Normal: What should you know if you're suffering from long-COVID?

News 12's Elizabeth Hashagen was joined by founder of Survivor Corps Diana Barrent and NYCDOE teacher Rachel Masters to discuss long-COVID.

News 12 Staff

Dec 28, 2021, 4:07 PM

Updated 932 days ago

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News 12's Elizabeth Hashagen was joined by founder of Survivor Corps Diana Barrent and NYCDOE teacher Rachel Masters to discuss long-COVID.
Nearly two years into the pandemic, we're starting to see advances in treating COVID-19, but long-COVID — a constellation of lingering health problems that some patients experience — remains little understood.
Post-COVID clinics around the country are trying different approaches to help patients desperate for answers, but there is little data on outcomes so far, and doctors say it is too soon to know what might work, and for which patients.
Many formerly healthy people who now have long-COVID face the Omicron wave - with more vulnerability by conditions known to greatly increase risk of severe or fatal COVID – including long-COVID-associated diabetes, strokes and lung disease.
The chances of having long-term symptoms does not seem to be linked to how ill you are when you first get COVID-19.
Yale is looking at the neurological tremors that are torturing people with long-COVID and leading to a rash of suicides and suicide ideation, and it is causing people tremendous suffering.


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