Many COVID-19 survivors still experiencing at least one symptom two years later

Of the lingering symptoms that patients described experiencing, the most common were either fatigue or muscle weakness.

(Alexandra Mae Jones/ CTV News) — Two years after being hospitalized with COVID-19, survivors of the virus are still not back at the same level of health as those who never caught it, according to a new study.

And half of those patients are still experiencing at least one virus-related symptom, suggesting that long COVID might end up affecting patients for even longer than anticipated. The most commonly described symptoms were either fatigue or muscle weakness.

The research, published last week in the scientific journal The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, follows 1,192 patients who were hospitalized with COVID-19 in Jin Yin-tan hospital in Wuhan, China between early January 2020 and late May 2020. (…)

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