3 Helpful Stories About Long Covid

While SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, acts like a textbook virus in many ways, its impact on people’s health has been widely varied. Though some people develop very few if any symptoms, there are other people whose symptoms of the virus linger for many months. These people are often referred to as Covid-19 long-haulers or people with long Covid. Medicine is still trying to understand how to best treat this patient population, and many people with long Covid must become their own advocates. Thankfully, large support groups like Body Politic have emerged to help people navigate these issues together and search for relief. Below are a few stories for understanding the situation.



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Alexandra Sifferlin

Health and science journalist. Former editor of Medium’s Covid-19 Blog and deputy editor at Elemental. TIME Magazine writer before that