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COVID recovery time survey shows what ‘long haulers’ already knew: Symptoms can persist

Fast Company – “Newly published research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that recovery from COVID-19 is a very long process for many sufferers, even younger ones. In a new survey of coronavirus outpatients, the agency found 35% had not returned to what they would consider normal health within two to three weeks after testing. For otherwise healthy 18- to 35-year-olds in the survey group, one in five were still not feeling like their usual selves, despite interviews taking place up to 21 days after their test date. The findings are notable in that the survey was conducted among outpatients with relatively mild cases. Researchers have known that COVID-19 sufferers who are hospitalized with severe forms of the disease can experience a longer duration of symptoms. The latest data, based on interviews with 292 people across 13 states, suggests that prolonged symptoms are not limited to severe cases…”

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