The mystery of COVID-19 long haulers' months-long symptoms

News Jul 16, 2020 by Star staff Toronto Star

What if health and sickness — especially for COVID-19 patients — aren’t binary? What if there’s a huge middle ground between being in critical condition, on a ventilator and walking around in perfect health?

That’s been the experience of thousands of patients around the world, known as ‘long haulers.’ Even months after testing negative, they continue to face serious and often mysterious symptoms: skin rashes, short-term memory loss, shortness of breath and the loss of smell and taste.

These patients are turning to an online community of long haulers going through the same, lonely road to recovery, looking for support and answers in ways that doctors and medical professionals haven’t been able to give them.

Two patients with long-haul symptoms, Hannah Wei and Hannah Davis, join Adrian Cheung to talk about their experiences with COVID-19 and why they’re pushing for more research into a virus with wide-ranging and unknown long-term effects.

Listen to this episode and more at This Matters, or subscribe at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts or wherever you listen to your favourite podcasts.

The mystery of COVID-19 long haulers' months-long symptoms

News Jul 16, 2020 by Star staff Toronto Star

What if health and sickness — especially for COVID-19 patients — aren’t binary? What if there’s a huge middle ground between being in critical condition, on a ventilator and walking around in perfect health?

That’s been the experience of thousands of patients around the world, known as ‘long haulers.’ Even months after testing negative, they continue to face serious and often mysterious symptoms: skin rashes, short-term memory loss, shortness of breath and the loss of smell and taste.

These patients are turning to an online community of long haulers going through the same, lonely road to recovery, looking for support and answers in ways that doctors and medical professionals haven’t been able to give them.

Two patients with long-haul symptoms, Hannah Wei and Hannah Davis, join Adrian Cheung to talk about their experiences with COVID-19 and why they’re pushing for more research into a virus with wide-ranging and unknown long-term effects.

Listen to this episode and more at This Matters, or subscribe at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts or wherever you listen to your favourite podcasts.

The mystery of COVID-19 long haulers' months-long symptoms

News Jul 16, 2020 by Star staff Toronto Star

What if health and sickness — especially for COVID-19 patients — aren’t binary? What if there’s a huge middle ground between being in critical condition, on a ventilator and walking around in perfect health?

That’s been the experience of thousands of patients around the world, known as ‘long haulers.’ Even months after testing negative, they continue to face serious and often mysterious symptoms: skin rashes, short-term memory loss, shortness of breath and the loss of smell and taste.

These patients are turning to an online community of long haulers going through the same, lonely road to recovery, looking for support and answers in ways that doctors and medical professionals haven’t been able to give them.

Two patients with long-haul symptoms, Hannah Wei and Hannah Davis, join Adrian Cheung to talk about their experiences with COVID-19 and why they’re pushing for more research into a virus with wide-ranging and unknown long-term effects.

Listen to this episode and more at This Matters, or subscribe at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts or wherever you listen to your favourite podcasts.