US📝🦠@COVID19Up: Americans who survive COVID-19 are at a 20% likelihood of dealing with “long COVID” symptoms well after their infection, according to a large study from the CDC, released on Tuesday (May 24).
Among adult survivors of COVID-19 under age 65, 1 in 5 continued to deal with at least one symptom of “long COVID” such as brain fog, blood clots, kidney failure, respiratory issues, cardiovascular problems and muscular conditions.
The risk of “long COVID” was even higher for virus survivors over age 65, with 1 in 4 dealing with lingering symptoms after their initial illness. They were also at a higher risk of kidney failure and neurological conditions than the younger age groups.
The study looked at the medical records of nearly 2 million Americans to compare the health conditions of those who had COVID-19 and those who did not. The study extended from March 2020 to Oct. 2021.