NBC News: These women’s coronavirus symptoms never went away. Their doctors’ willingness to help did.

NBC News: These women’s coronavirus symptoms never went away. Their doctors’ willingness to help did.. “The frightening symptoms began in early March, when Ailsa Court of Portland, Oregon, suspects she caught the coronavirus from someone at work. More than four months later, she still has shortness of breath, achiness in her lungs, and a strange tingling in her calves. But doctors have downplayed Court’s concerns as her health problems have dragged on. At one point, her primary care doctor suggested that perhaps she was just ‘stressed because of the economy,’ she said.”

STAT News: Covid-19 infections leave an impact on the heart, raising concerns about lasting damage

STAT News: Covid-19 infections leave an impact on the heart, raising concerns about lasting damage. “One study examined the cardiac MRIs of 100 people who had recovered from Covid-19 and compared them to heart images from 100 people who were similar but not infected with the virus. Their average age was 49 and two-thirds of the patients had recovered at home. More than two months later, infected patients were more likely to have troubling cardiac signs than people in the control group: 78 patients showed structural changes to their hearts, 76 had evidence of a biomarker signaling cardiac injury typically found after a heart attack, and 60 had signs of inflammation.”

Daily Beast: Is COVID-19 Creating a Generation of Heart Failure Patients?

Daily Beast: Is COVID-19 Creating a Generation of Heart Failure Patients?. “Two studies published Monday provide the strongest evidence yet that some patients who survive the respiratory ravages of COVID-19 may suffer long-lasting heart problems—the latest indication that the fallout from the pandemic goes well beyond the death toll.”

CDC: One-third of COVID-19 patients who aren’t hospitalized have long-term illness (NBC News)

NBC News: CDC: One-third of COVID-19 patients who aren’t hospitalized have long-term illness. “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention acknowledged Friday that a significant number of COVID-19 patients do not recover quickly, and instead experience ongoing symptoms, such as fatigue and cough. As many as a third of patients who were never sick enough to be hospitalized are not back to their usual health up to three weeks after their diagnosis, the report found.”

Yahoo News: As post-COVID heart and brain problems linger, some coronavirus survivors find it’s a long haul to recovery

Yahoo News: As post-COVID heart and brain problems linger, some coronavirus survivors find it’s a long haul to recovery. “Jennica Harris, 33, is starting to believe she will never fully recover from the coronavirus. A fit and healthy Southern California mother of two, Harris fell ill in April after her husband, a commercial airline pilot, was infected. Her husband has recovered, and her children, who showed symptoms of the disease but were never tested, are now healthy — but Harris is still suffering flare-ups, when her heart rate jumps and she has to lie completely still.”

I can’t shake Covid-19: Warnings from young survivors still suffering (CNN)

CNN: I can’t shake Covid-19: Warnings from young survivors still suffering. “Daniel Green is still hobbled by the severe viral infection that struck him in March and left him coughing up blood. Three months ago, the 28-year-old postdoctoral research associate from Newcastle, United Kingdom, was on the road with friends in a band as they toured venues in the French Alps. He came down with Covid-19 symptoms, and like many coronavirus patients, spent weeks in bed. Unlike other people, however, Green’s life hasn’t returned to normal.”

International Business Times: Fauci Warns Of ‘Post-Viral Syndrome’ Among COVID-19 Patients That Causes Fatigue, Brain Fog After Recovery

International Business Times: Fauci Warns Of ‘Post-Viral Syndrome’ Among COVID-19 Patients That Causes Fatigue, Brain Fog After Recovery. “Even six months after COVID-19 was identified, the medical community is still learning about the disease’s long-term effects. As of now, it is known that COVID-19 can cause heart damage, lung damage, stroke and several neurological issues. COVID-19 could also lead to potentially debilitating consequences termed post-viral syndrome, said Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who spoke at the International AIDS conference. ‘Brain fog, fatigue, and difficulty in concentrating. So this is something we really need to seriously look at because it very well might be a post-viral syndrome associated with COVID-19,’ Healthline quoted Dr. Fauci.”

Newsweek: Scans Reveal Heart Damage in Over Half of COVID-19 Patients in Study

Newsweek: Scans Reveal Heart Damage in Over Half of COVID-19 Patients in Study. “The study involved 1,216 patients, of whom 813 had been diagnosed with COVID-19, and 298 were deemed probable cases. Due to the design of the study, the remaining 105 were assumed to have COVID-19, the co-authors told Newsweek. The participants were from 69 countries across six continents. They each had an echocardiogram, a type of ultrasound scan for the heart, between April 3 and 20.”

Coronavirus warning from Italy: Effects of COVID-19 could be worse than first thought (Sky News)

Sky News: Coronavirus warning from Italy: Effects of COVID-19 could be worse than first thought. “The long-term effects of COVID-19, even on people who suffered a mild infection, could be far worse than was originally anticipated, according to researchers and doctors in northern Italy. Psychosis, insomnia, kidney disease, spinal infections, strokes, chronic tiredness and mobility issues are being identified in former coronavirus patients in Lombardy, the worst-affected region in the country.”

Slate: What It’s Like to Feel COVID Symptoms for Months on End

Slate: What It’s Like to Feel COVID Symptoms for Months on End. “Matthew Long-Middleton is a media training manager at KCUR in Kansas City, Missouri. For over 90 days now, he’s felt many of the reported symptoms of the coronavirus, and they don’t seem to be going away. He doesn’t have definitive proof he has COVID, due to testing troubles, and he doesn’t know where he would have picked it up. But having had to travel a lot for his job, he knew he was at risk. Like a lot of people now living with what some are calling ‘long haul’ COVID, figuring out what’s going wrong has been an ongoing project. Long-Middleton is one of a growing number of people who say that this coronavirus could last longer than you think, and affect you more severely than you realize. After all, he once was able to bike across the country. Now he has trouble biking down the block.”

Nature: Mounting clues suggest the coronavirus might trigger diabetes

Nature: Mounting clues suggest the coronavirus might trigger diabetes. “Diabetes is already known to be a key risk factor for developing severe COVID-191 and people with the condition are more likely to die2. ‘Diabetes is dynamite if you get COVID-19,’ says Paul Zimmet, who studies the metabolic disease at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Now Zimmet is among a growing number of researchers who think that diabetes doesn’t just make people more vulnerable to the coronavirus, but that the virus might also trigger diabetes in some3. ”

The Atlantic: COVID-19 Can Last for Several Months

The Atlantic: COVID-19 Can Last for Several Months. “COVID-19 has existed for less than six months, and it is easy to forget how little we know about it. The standard view is that a minority of infected people, who are typically elderly or have preexisting health problems, end up in critical care, requiring oxygen or a ventilator. About 80 percent of infections, according to the World Health Organization, ‘are mild or asymptomatic,’ and patients recover after two weeks, on average. Yet support groups on Slack and Facebook host thousands of people like [Vonny] LeClerc, who say they have been wrestling with serious COVID-19 symptoms for at least a month, if not two or three. Some call themselves ‘long-termers’ or ‘long-haulers.'”

Facebook Status: Sick. How People Use the Internet to Cope with Illness (University of Arizona)

University of Arizona: Facebook Status: Sick. How People Use the Internet to Cope with Illness. “In his new book, ‘Coping with Illness Digitally,’ University of Arizona communication professor Stephen Rains explores how people use digital tools like social media, online health forums, medical information websites and even email correspondence with physicians to cope with illness.”

University of Arizona: Twitter And Big Data Could Predict Emergency Room Rush Hours

University of Arizona: Twitter And Big Data Could Predict Emergency Room Rush Hours. “Research that will be published in the IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics combines Twitter posts and air quality and hospital data to form a model that researchers believe can predict emergency room trends more effectively and immediately than existing disease surveillance models, such as that published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While health and data tools such as Google Flu Tracker have used social media and search engines to monitor the spread of contagions, this new model is the first to look at chronic illnesses such as asthma, the researchers say.”