What’s going on?
The new study — published in The Lancet — found that the novel coronavirus can create problems that last for months, adding to the body of evidence that the virus creates long-term issues.
Details of the study:
The study reviewed 1,733 patients.
More than three-fourths of the patients had lingering symptoms related to the virus, including:
- Problems with lungs
- Muscle weakness
One extra note — the patients involved in the study were hospitalized but did not necessarily need ventilators, suggesting that it’s not only severe COVID-19 patients who suffer long-term issues, according to Axios.
“This is one of the first publications that really describes in some level of detail longer-term outcomes among quite a large group of people. It documents what people providing clinical care to COVID patients have known for a while now — that a large proportion of people do have long-term health consequences,” Dr. Michael Peluso, an infectious disease physician at the University of California San Francisco, who was not involved in the study, told The New York Times.