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Another scary study about longer-term consequences from COVID-19

One of the many, many mysteries still surrounding COVID-19 is why some people develop the “long” form, that is, stil complain of significant and troublesome symptoms weeks later.

No one knows how common this is or why it’s been occurring.

But we do know at least that it is much more common than the COVID-19 deniers would love to believe.

So yet another study, this one from Switzerland and published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, followed 669 people (average age 43) who tested positive for SARS-COV2 but were not sick enough to require hospitalization, your run-of-the-mill COVID-19 infection, in other words.

And no surprise: Six weeks after diagnosis, 33% of these very average middle-aged COVID-19 patients “still reported suffering from fatigue, loss of smell or taste, shortness of breath or cough”.

What kind of – fill in the blank here or yourself – would want to risk that?