As we enter the third year of the pandemic, new research studies have found that a significant percentage of COVID-19 patients will experience varying symptoms for months after being infected with the virus, a condition commonly referred to as long COVID.
Long COVID is defined by the World Health Organization as a condition that happens approximately three months after COVID-19 diagnosis and lasts for at least two months, with symptoms including fatigue and cognitive dysfunction. A recent study by University of Cambridge researchers found that those who reported long COVID not only had issues with concentration, forgetfulness and “brain fog,” but also reported difficulty getting doctors to take their symptoms seriously.
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Feature photo: A COVID-19 rapid antigen test shows a positive result. (Image via JJonahJackelope/ Creative Commons)