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People want to know what long COVID-19 does, why it happens, researchers still have questions

Since the pandemic began almost two years ago, many people have learned more about COVID-19, but long COVID-19 is still hard to understand.

People refer to it as different things, like post COVID, long COVID, and even long-haul COVID. Thousands of people are suffering from this and medical experts do not have all the answers.

Symptoms include brain fog, muscle weakness, fatigue, shortness of breath, chest pain, and loss of taste and smell.


Many people are experiencing these issues well after they’ve contracted and recovered from COVID-19.

Different specialists like neurologists, cardiologists and therapists are all working to treat peoples symptoms that suffer from long COVID weeks or months after having the illness.

Right now researchers are attempting to find new effective treatments as well as what could be causing these issues.


No two people suffering the long term symptoms are the same and it appears to have no preference when impacting people. It’s equally spread among, age, race, gender, and mildness to severity of the original infection.

Four theories have been presented by the National Institute of Health this year: the virus never left the body, the immune system doesn’t shut off, the immune system attacks itself, or the viruses “wake up.”

Luckily experts feel that the symptoms are treatable, and say that most people recover.

Related: Research shows breakthrough cases appear to cause Long COVID-19



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