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Sen. Tim Kaine describes ‘weird’ COVID-19 symptoms a year later

Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine got COVID-19 a year ago. He still suffers symptoms

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Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., listens during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on the federal coronavirus response on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 18, 2021. Kaine said he still experiences “weird” COVID-19 symptoms about one year after he was first diagnosed.

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., listens during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on the federal coronavirus response on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, March 18, 2021.

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Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine said he still experiences “weird” COVID-19 symptoms about one year after he was first diagnosed, People magazine reports.

Kaine said during a hearing with the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee that he still feels “weird, neurological symptoms,” which he links to his COVID-19 diagnosis, according to People magazine.

  • “I have these weird, neurological symptoms one year later,” Kaine said at the hearing. “They’re not debilitating, they’re not painful, but they’re weird and they’re 24/7.”
  • Kane admitted there are people who suffered worse symptoms than him, though.

Kaine and his wife tested positive for the novel coronavirus in May 2020, according to The Washington Post.

But one year later, he still feels tingling sensations throughout his body and hot spots, The Hill reports.

  • “It just shows how tricky this virus is, and it also suggests that the long-term consequence in our health system is probably a lot bigger than we’re thinking of right now,” Kaine said, The Washington Post reported.

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The fact that Kaine’s symptoms have lasted a long time isn’t too surprising. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said people often suffer long-term effects from COVID-19, including chest pain, headaches and more.

It still remains unclear how long COVID-19 symptoms can last for people.