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Most COVID-19 patients have at least one symptom 6 months on: study

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By Kelly MacNAMARA

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Other illnesses leave permanent marks, so no surprise, really.

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Um, a percentage of those hospitalized is the key phrase! Most are not hospitalized, and many that are die, so what stat number game is the media playing once again?

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The statement that symptoms are long-lasting seems to be the case over here in California, as well.

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Um, a percentage of those hospitalized is the key phrase! Most are not hospitalized, and many that are die, so what stat number game is the media playing once again?

Exactly. This is the problem I have with the media allowing 'cases' to be confused with covid-19 - most people wouldn't know that they are related but not the same thing

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As do many other illnesses.

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Um, a percentage of those hospitalized is the key phrase! Most are not hospitalized, and many that are die, so what stat number game is the media playing once again?

Exactly. This is the problem I have with the media allowing 'cases' to be confused with covid-19 - most people wouldn't know that they are related but not the same thing

The complain makes no sense, the article makes it very clear from the first line that is talking about hospitalized cases, not infections, not just symptomatic cases but hospitalized patients.

A lot of people keep trying to make it all about deaths, as if anybody that has the disease would either quickly and completely recover or die. The article is about this being false, people can survive without recovering their health, and for anybody that require hospitalization (a much higher percentage than those that die) is is more likely to be left over with problems for a long time than to recover completely.

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Fatigue or muscle weakness was reported by 63 percent, while 26 percent had sleep problems.

What percentage of the general population have these same issues? I've had trouble sleeping for a long time ....

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Disease can have long-term effects that we don't know yet

Don't take a chance - avoid getting the virus

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I just watched a report on severe Covid-cases in Germany. Oxygen keeps the major part of the body alive but not necessarily the limbs. In this specific case, the unfortunate patient on ventilator will have to undergo amputations of his feet and fingers, should he survive.

That alone is a reason for me to avoid Covid-19 at all costs.

It looked more like septicaemic plague to me than like something like "a bit worse bout of flu".

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My elder brother in the U.K. went down with Covid in April. He was bad but not hospitalised, however his breathing has still not recovered. It’s not a nice illness for the 50% that do show symptoms and the new variants are much more infectious. And for the deniers, he had no history of breathing problems.

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