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AMA COVID-19 Daily Video Update: Patient, Physician Share Their Experiences As COVID-19 Long Haulers

Saturday 24 October 2020


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AMA COVID-19 daily video update: Patient, physician share their experiences as COVID-19 long haulers

Watch the AMA's daily COVID-19 update, with insights from AMA leaders and experts about the pandemic.

October 15, 2020
Copyright 1995 - 2020 American Medical Association. All rights reserved.

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In today’s COVID-19 update, AMA Chief Experience Officer Todd Unger looks into the issue of COVID long haulers, people who have not fully recovered from COVID-19, weeks even sometimes months after symptoms first appeared.

Learn more at the AMA COVID-19 resource center.


  • Hanna Lockman, COVID long hauler
  • Mady Hornig, MD, MA, associate professor of epidemiology, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and COVID long hauler


Unger: Hello, this is the American Medical Association's COVID-19 update. Today, we're talking about COVID long haulers, people who haven't fully recovered from COVID-19 weeks or even months after symptoms first appear and what we know about the long-term impact of this disease.

I'm joined today by Hanna Lockman, a COVID long hauler from Louisville, Kentucky, and Dr. Mady Hornig associate professor of epidemiology at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in New York.

Dr. Hornig is studying COVID long haulers and is a COVID long hauler herself. I'm Todd Unger, AMA's chief experience officer in Chicago.


Dr. Hornig: ...

And then, I had a fever that lasted 12 days, which started another week, that was at the end of April. So I'm nearing this six month mark now. And we are looking at all of these symptoms trying to see, even if we don't know the explanation, we're trying to see whether the grouping and clustering of these symptoms that are happening in Long COVID are potentially on a pathway for some individuals towards something called myalgic encephalomyelitis. Now that's a mouthful. It's popularly known as chronic fatigue syndrome or ME CFS, is the abbreviation.


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