Long COVID conditions vary greatly and can last weeks, months, or even years. A frequent symptom is terrible fatigue that interferes with daily living.
Citing CDC statistics, Fox News reported at least 30% of people who were hospitalized from COVID-19 reported Long COVID symptoms six months after recovering.
Dr. Bret Nicks, professor of emergency medicine at Wake Forest School of Medicine, says health care professionals believed, at first, that Long COVID cases affected only those with a severe illness.
“But what we've come to realize, as we started to look at the data,” he tells AFN, “is that [it affects] about 20% to 30% of people who have mild infection.”
Dr. Nicks, who is a spokesman for the Christian Medical and Dental Association, says a “mild” case is defined as a COVID-19 patient who was able to recover at home and who didn’t require hospitalization to fight the virus.
Other conditions reported by Long COVID sufferers include intermittent fevers, shortness of breath, sleeplessness, and heart palpitations.
More information about Long COVID can be found on the CDC website.