Chinese Study Adds to Evidence for Substantial Long-COVID Problem

A prominent team of researchers in China including Prof. Bin Cao, with the National Clinical Research Centre for Respiratory Diseases, China-Japan Friendship Hospital compared 1,276 patients discharged from Wuhan-based Jin-Yin-Tan Hospital during the first phase of the pandemic last year with residents from that city not infected.  The pandemic started in Wuhan, yet the origins of the virus haven’t been discovered as of yet.  Monitoring the patients twice in the year after the first reports of symptoms, the research team discovered a number of similar long term effects due to COVID-19 from muscle weakness and sleeping problems to fatigue, dizziness, headaches and shortness of breath. Considered a Real World Evidence-based study, by month six 68% of subjects complained of a minimum of one COVID-19 symptom, declining to 49% after the annual check in.  Breathing problems actually increased with time for many of these patients apparent in 26% to 30% of the patients.  While mental health issues at half year surfaced in 23% of the patients and by year one up to 30%.  The Chinese investigators associated worse long-COVID with more severe bouts of SARS-CoV-2 infec...

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