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Long, Painful And Often Mysterious Road To Recovery For Some COVID-19 Patients

Sunday 17 May 2020


From Australian news outlet The New Daily:


COVID-19 may be triggering chronic fatigue syndrome.
Or maybe some mild cases are more
damaging than it was thought.
(Photo: Getty)

Long, painful and often mysterious road to recovery for some COVID-19 patients

By John Elder, Science Editor
May 16, 2020
© 2020 The New Daily.

And now for the next thing: in recent days, especially in the oversea media, we’ve seen stories about people who became ill with COVID-19 weeks ago, are now free of the virus, and yet continue to have debilitating symptoms.

These aren’t necessarily old people or patients hospitalised with the virus. And they aren’t people who had severe symptoms.

This week, The New York Times wrote about an Italian woman returning to work five weeks after contracting the illness, and still struggling for breath, aching in her muscles and unable even to take short walks.

NBC ran an online piece about a Massachusetts woman, Katie Porter, 35, who is free of the virus but continues to run a fever 50 days after she first became ill. She also suffers from “extreme exhaustion” that began with the infection.

“I know it sounds crazy,” Ms Porter told NBC, “but is this permanent?”

The scary answer is: possibly

A month ago, New Scientist published a piece that suggested COVID-19 might trigger chronic fatigue syndrome in some people.


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