The CDC Claims That Long COVID Might Affect 1 in 5 Adults

The CDC Claims That Long COVID Might Affect 1 in 5 Adults
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A lot of people like to think that the COVID pandemic is down for the count. Although there are still many cases of infections reported worldwide (over half a million yesterday, for instance), the world currently has powerful ways to address such an illness. Even so, some of those who survived infection with the coronavirus can deal with what is known as long COVID.

Kstp.com reveals that a new study done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on data belonging to 2 million people indicates that 1 in 5 adults of the maximum age of 64 years old is still struggling with long COVID symptoms. The health data of the individuals was recorded between March 2020 and the fall of 2021. Neurological problems, kidney failure, fatigue, heart and lung conditions, and blood clot disorders were among the conditions.

Becoming forgetful is another possibility

Jennifer Tucker from Cottage Grove works as a nurse, and she’s one of those Americans who, despite being vaccinated for COVID, had plenty of awful stuff to deal with when it comes to the coronavirus infection. She went to the emergency room twice after getting infected. She explained, as Kstp.com quotes:

Right now, it’s mainly the fatigue and figuring out when I have to pace myself,

It’s the ‘I cannot keep my eyes open, cannot function, can’t remember what I just said two minutes ago’ kind of fatigue.

Even though Tucker wanted to come back to work at some point, she dealt with fatigue and brain fog.

The three most common symptoms of post COVID condition (aka long COVID) include cognitive dysfunction (aka ‘brain fog’), shortness of breath, and fatigue. However, other symptoms of the condition can even be more frightening.

The good news is that most of those who become infected with COVID will fully recover.

 


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Cristian Antonescu

Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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