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Is Long Haul Covid Real? (This was before Long COVID was formally named.)




To not acknowledge #longhaulcovid (or #longcovid) is to not acknowledge centuries of health science discoveries and well-known medical facts. Please share to help reduce disinformation circulating amongst people who are not living with this virus (and have no ability to undermine or falsify patient experiences), and who are not living in reality, ignoring the well-documented occurrence of chronic viral complications.


Spreading germs and misinformation is what has gotten us into this global crisis: spreading facts and compassion is what will get us out of it.


Below are a few of the many online sources to help fact-minded individuals understand what we might expect from long haul Covid-19 based upon prior precedents. For more information, search for “chronic complications SARS (or MERS)” and search for “viral infections become chronic” to learn more:


1. https://hqlo.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s12955-019-1165-2


2. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/415378


3. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamacardiology/fullarticle/2763846


4. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laneur/article/PIIS1474-4422(20)30221-0/fulltext


5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7287466/


6. https://hqlo.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12955-019-1165-2


7. https://www.contagionlive.com/news/covid19-sarscov2-and-pregnancy-does-the-past-predict-the-present


8. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-06/uol-hss060920.php


9. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41413-020-0084-5


10. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4864560/


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