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Study: One Third Of COVID-19 Survivors Suffer ‘Long Haul’ Effects

ROME, ITALY - MARCH 26: (EDITORS NOTE: Parts of this image have been obscured for privacy reasons) Doctors treat COVID-19 patients in an intensive care unit at the third Covid 3 Hospital (Istituto clinico CasalPalocco) during the Coronavirus emergency on March 26, 2020, in Rome, Italy. Hospitals in Italy are under increased pressure as they battle to treat those who have contracted COVID-19. The Italian government continues to enforce the nationwide lockdown measures to control the spread of COVID-19. (Photo by Antonio Masiello/Getty Images)

So-called ‘long haul’ COVID-19 is very real, according to a new study out of Oxford University.

Researchers found that roughly 1/3rd of COVID-19 survivors experienced ‘long haul’ effects – with at least one symptom persisting for 3-6 months after infection. Some report symptoms lasting for a year or longer.

‘Long haul’ symptoms can include fatigue, shortness of breath, chest pain, and ‘brain fog’. And experts still don’t know how long they could potentially last.

Do you know anyone who suffered ‘long haul’ COVID-19 effects? How long did they persist?

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