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'Something Is Just Still Sitting There': Alaskans Recovered From Coronavirus Feel Lasting Effects

Wednesday 29 July 2020


From Alaskan news outlet 11KTVA:


Doctor and patient

'Something is just still sitting there': Alaskans recovered from coronavirus feel lasting effects

By Samantha Davenport
Thursday July 23, 2020
All content © copyright KTVA. Copyright ý 2019 Denali Media Holdings.

Across the world, young people account for a growing number of coronavirus cases. Alaskans between ages 20 and 29 years old account for nearly a quarter of all cases in Alaskans, and almost one in five Alaskans who contract the virus are between 30 and 39 years old.

Although it is still too soon to say what the long-term effects are on people who recover from severe COVID-19 cases, reports have shown healthy people in their 20s and 30s with no prior health conditions require hospitalization or a ventilator.

Dr. Elizabeth Ohlsen, a family physician in Anchorage, says there are reports from patients currently recovering or already recovered around the world to give medical professionals an idea of the risks involved.

“Of those who survive, even young people can have effects that last for a long time, and we do not yet know if these lingering effects of feeling tired, out of breath, having joint pain or muscle pain can turn into a long-term chronic fatigue syndrome,” Ohlsen said in an email.


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