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"COVID Long Haulers": Covid-19 can be a prolonged illness, even among young adults, CDC report says

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CNN:

7/24/20

Covid-19 can be a prolonged illness, even for young adults, CDC report says

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Covid-19 can be a prolonged illness, even among young adults without underlying chronic medical conditions, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday. Thirty-five percent of those surveyed by the agency said they still weren't back to their usual good health even two to three weeks after testing positive for the disease....

...Age seemed to play a role in whether someone still felt sick weeks after a positive test. More of the people in the 50-and-older demographic, 47%, said they still had symptoms weeks after their test. By comparison, among people ages 18 to 34, 26% said they still had symptoms. For people in the 35-to-49 age range, 32% said they still weren't back to full health....

...Earlier studies have shown that hospitalized patients can have lengthy recovery times. One survey of patients in Italy done two months after they became ill, found that more than 87% still had at least one symptom and more than half said they still had three or more symptoms.

Some doctors have expressed concern that the symptoms could linger for years and some may never fully recover. There are studies underway to gauge the long-term effects and some clinics have started to set up programs that help people with long-term Covid-19 symptoms...

https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/24/health/covid-19-symptoms-last-long-term-study-wellness/index.html

9 hours ago, NRSKarenRN said:

CNN:

7/24/20

Covid-19 can be a prolonged illness, even for young adults, CDC report says

What is your personal take on it? This looks tools to me like an engineered virus. I am not a conspiracy person, but this looks more and more to be a designed bug.

Why would anyone create such a thing though... We were already facing and battling so much evil in this world.

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35 minutes ago, NewRN'16 said:

What is your personal take on it? This looks tools to me like an engineered virus. I am not a conspiracy person, but this looks more and more to be a designed bug.

Why would anyone create such a thing though... We were already facing and battling so much evil in this world.

😞

I meant to say to* I am on my mobile phone and it made it's own mind about what I wanted to say LOL

tama18, BSN

Specializes in Pediatric BSN, RN. Has 3 years experience.

I work in pediatrics. We currently have a 16 year old that suffered a stroke and cardiomegaly from COVID. No past medical history, was an athlete and very healthy. He is now relearning how to talk, eat and walk. But will forever be delayed due to his brain damage.