1 in 7 Americans Have Experienced Long COVID Since 2022

According to a new study, 1 in 7 people have reported suffering from long COVID since 2022. These persistent, post COVID symptoms can last for weeks to years. The disease can cause a wide range of symptoms, including digestive difficulties, loss of smell or taste, brain fog, and chest pain. Researchers don’t fully understand how the virus causes this mysterious condition. However, a growing body of evidence suggests that long term inflammation and damage to organ systems triggered by COVID-19 plays a major role. Long COVID also increases an individual’s likelihood of developing mood and anxiety issues.

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