30% Of COVID Patients Suffer From “Long Covid”

Posted April 20, 2022 by with 0 comments

I feel like this is only the beginning, when it comes to long term effects of the virus. More will undoubtedly be learned in the months and years ahead. Via JPost:

New University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) research finds that 30% of people treated for COVID-19 developed Post Acute Sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC), most commonly known as “long COVID.”

According to the study, which was recently published in Springer, patients with a history of hospitalization, diabetes, and higher body mass index were most likely to develop the condition, while those covered by Medicaid, as opposed to commercial health insurance, or had undergone an organ transplant were less likely to acquire it.

The UCLA researchers studied 1,038 people who were enrolled in the UCLA COVID Ambulatory Program between April 2020 and February 2021. Of those, 309 people were living with long COVID. In hospitalized patients, the most persistent symptoms were fatigue and shortness of breath (31% and 15%, respectively). Loss of sense of smell (16%) was the most reported symptom in outpatients.

[JPost: About 30% of COVID-19 patients suffer from ‘long COVID’ – study]

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