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.
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.
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.