(RepublicanNews.org) – The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is still a relatively new virus to the world despite being part of a class of viruses that have been around for a very long time. Researchers are still learning about COVID-19, and what they’re finding is disturbing. A recent study looked into the long-term effects of the virus.
The University of Oxford and the National Institute for Health Research – Oxford Health Biomedical Research Centre conducted a study, released on September 29, finding over one-third of COVID patients suffer from long-term effects. The study also found the long-term symptoms were slightly more prevalent in women and those hospitalized by COVID.
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Over 270,000 COVID-19 survivors took part in the study, and 37% of them still suffer from at least one long-term symptom. Men and older people reported suffering from cognitive problems and difficulties breathing. On the other hand, women still suffered from anxiety, depression, abdominal pain, and headaches.
The findings prompted researchers to recommend further research to learn more about coronavirus survivors and their ongoing symptoms. Paul Harrison, a psychiatry professor at Oxford, suggested an urgent need for additional research to understand why some COVID survivors make a full recovery while others do not.
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