COVID-19’s Lasting Effects

For many patients, life after catching the coronavirus hasn’t been easy.

The following information comes from SciTechDaily.

Within two months of leaving the hospital, 7% of COVID-19 patients died, including the 10% who were treated in an ICU. After interviewing 488 patients, researchers found the following:

  • 39% of patients hadn’t gotten back to normal activities.
  • 23% became short of breath after climbing a flight of stairs.
  • 40% couldn’t return to work.
  • 26% who returned to work had to work fewer hours.
  • 37% experienced a minor financial setback.
  • 10% used up all of their savings.
  • 7% had to ration items due to finances.

The Senior Author and Pulmonary/Critical Care Physician at the University of Michigan and the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Hallie Prescott, M.D., M.Sc., advised the following:

“The sheer number of people struggling after COVID brings new urgency to developing programs to better promote and support recovery after acute illness.”

I will have to keep you all updated on any new findings.

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Until Next Time…

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