In this photograph taken on July 8, 2020, British forensic psychiatrist Jenny Judge who is a long … [+] term sufferer with post-coronavirus (Covid-19) symptoms, wears a heart monitor as she poses at her home in West Ewell, Surrey, south-east England. – They call themselves “long-haulers”, “long-tailers”, or simply survivors. Some have been sick almost as long as the new coronavirus is known to have existed. Six months after the virus began to scorch its way across the planet, it is becoming clear that COVID-19 causes far more symptoms first suspected, and thousands of people of all ages are staying sick for weeks, even months. (Photo by GLYN KIRK / AFP) (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
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Close to 50% of people who develop mild Covid-19 may still suffer with persistent symptoms up to 6 months later, based on results of a new study in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infection.
The small study from Israel looked at 103 people, older than 18 years of age, who were diagnosed with Covid-19 between April and October of 2020. The participants had mild symptoms and were not sick enough to be hospitalized. The study participants completed interviews up to 4 times over the duration of the study…