Based on the duration of the symptoms, a group was launched on the Slack social network, and in a short time it already collected more than 7 thousand experiences, in addition to creating support groups on Instagram and WhatsApp.
A part of them were merged in a scientific study, coordinated by six researchers, which was the first to make an inventory of persistent problems, among them, chronic fatigue, palpitations, shortness of breath, joint pain, and also more serious symptoms that damage the lungs, kidneys, and brain.
Based on the first results, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also published an article, in which he conjectures that chronic symptoms may also involve a third of patients.
“Covid-19 can lead to long-term illness even among young adults without pre-existing clinical conditions,” they warn.
The phenomenon was also observed in Italy, and with even more consistent numbers.
A study by researchers from the Gemelli Polyclinic in Rome, on 179 patients, in July, found that most of them, analyzed two months after receiving the diagnosis, I continued with symptoms, especially with chronic fatigue.
There are also “chronic patients” who became famous. The actress Alyssa Milano, for example, complained in a post two days ago about hair loss, which she attributes to the contagion of last April.
Meanwhile, The Guardian newspaper correspondent Luke Harding said on his website that he was still in trouble, Five months later having contracted the coronavirus.
A few days ago, the blog of the scientific journal BMJ published a letter from three doctors, all recovered but still with symptoms, who complained that chronic patients are “out of the narrative” when it comes to Covid-19.