WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Being discharged and declared negative from the coronavirus does not mean you will no longer experience the symptoms of chest pain, cough, loss of taste and smell as it remains.
- The CDC and WHO have noted cases of patients who have recovered from the coronavirus to still have lingering symptoms of fatigue and may even have relapse.
- Further studies are needed to determine whether the symptoms and pains would disappear through time or not
When you have been mildly infected by the coronavirus, the symptoms can linger even after you have recovered.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that symptoms of cough, chest pain, loss of taste and smell, fatigue, congestion, confusion, and dyspnea remained in those who have experienced less severe symptoms of the coronavirus and did not need to be hospitalized. Fever and chills, nausea, and vomiting go away.
CDC also noted that one-third of the people who got infected with the coronavirus was not able to fully regain their previous health condition in two to three weeks. In the 18-34 age range group, and had no pre-existing medical condition, one in five also did not regain their former health.
In the same CDC report, COVID-19 patients in an Israeli hospital exhibited and reported some psychological and lung capacity issues and various pains and symptoms after they had seemingly recovered from the coronavirus.
The World Health Organization (WHO) also reported that coronavirus patients may even have relapse.
WHO Executive director Dr. Mike Ryan said that, “Certainly, there have been some reported cases of putative relapse, so people have fallen sick again. A lot of work is going now to see whether people have been re-infected or whether it’s just a chronic part of the condition.”
“Longer-term issues with energy” was also noted in patients by the WHO. This coincides with CDC’s ongoing issues of lingering fatigue in patients who recovered from the coronavirus.
As the coronavirus pandemic is still young, it is still up for study if the lingering symptoms will remain or will subside in time.
Source: New York Post