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Saturday, January 23, 2021

The largest cohort study of "recovered" COVID patients done to date shows that ~75% still had at least one symptom of COVID six months after being discharged from hospital. The number one symptom (63%) reported was fatigue and muscle weakness. The overwhelming majority of those in the sample did not require ventilation or intubation. In those with mild cases the same symptoms and persistence are found.



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Two more articles from AARP - who seems to be doing some really good work on gathering information we should all know:

Consider the case of 63-year-old Marina Oshana, a patient of Sandrock's. A retired philosophy professor in Davis, California, Oshana picked up what she thought was a nasty bug in February 2020 that turned out to be COVID-19.

Eleven months later, though, she is still battling fatigue, heart palpitations and a blood oxygen level that sometimes drops to dangerous levels.

"I can be standing in my kitchen chopping onions and, suddenly, my heart will speed up to 126 beats per minute " that's scary," she said. "Before, I was an active person. I worked out five or six days a week. Now I have to really dial it back. It's frustrating not to be able to do what I did before."

The point being, this is nothing to treat lightly, especially with the vaccine finally starting to roll out, as slowly as it is. Stay safe, protect yourselves and others.

#1 | Posted by YAV at 2021-01-23 08:43 AM | Reply

Most common symptom at 6 months:
Fatigue and muscle weakness - 63%
Sleep difficulties - 26%
Diminished lung function - 25%
Anxiety and depression - 23%

#2 | Posted by YAV at 2021-01-23 08:46 AM | Reply

Other symptoms:
Hair loss - 22%,
Smell disorder - 11%
Taste disorder - 7%,
Heart palpitations - 9%
Joint pain - 9%
Dizziness - 6%
Chest pain - 5%

#3 | Posted by YAV at 2021-01-23 08:50 AM | Reply

At times my sense of taste and smell are still weak.

#4 | Posted by eberly at 2021-01-23 09:37 AM | Reply


I had it in November. Lost my sense of taste - probably down to 10%. It came back but I feel like it only came back 90% of the way. It's strange - certain things don't quite taste like I remember them. A Coke for example.

#5 | Posted by schifferbrains at 2021-01-23 10:53 AM | Reply

Most common symptom at 6 months:
Fatigue and muscle weakness - 63%


I think I had it in the week between Christmas and New Years and am still completely wiped at the end of the day. I'm sleeping 9-10 hours a night and still feel exhausted come 9:00 pm.

#6 | Posted by jpw at 2021-01-23 12:59 PM | Reply

This is a terrible time to be a hair sniffer!

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-01-23 01:36 PM | Reply

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