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COVID vaccine may help long-haulers

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Specializes in med/surg,CV. Has 36 years experience.

This article offers some hope for long-haulers. 

https://www.webmd.com/vaccines/covid-19-vaccine/news/20210317/some-with-long-haul-covid-see-relief-after-vaccination

One of the largest paitent communities, Survivor Corps, which has a public facebook group with 159,000 members, recently took a poll to see whether there was any substance to rumors that these patients were feeling better after being vaccinated.

"Out of 400 people, 36% showed an improvement in symptoms, anywhere between a mild improvement to complete resolution of symptoms," said Diana Berrent, a long-haul COVID-19 patient who founded the group. Survivor Corps has become active in patient advocacy and is a resource for researchers studying the new condition.

I realize this is anecdotal , but studies are under way. Also in the article, some COVID recoverers , 3-5%, experience a worsening of symptoms. 

Good article. It looks like the beginning of some much needed data, pertaining to the "long-term" effects of the virus and treatment. 

JVBT, ASN

Specializes in clinic nurse. Has 6 years experience.

A rare sign of hope.