A brand new evaluation by the Public Well being Company of Canada says greater than half of COVID-19 sufferers would possibly undergo from “post-COVID syndrome” for greater than three months after testing constructive.
The evaluation checked out greater than two dozen research from world wide which requested confirmed COVID-19 sufferers to report a minimum of one long-term symptom.
Preliminary findings recommend greater than eight in 10 folks had a minimum of one long-term symptom 4 to 12 weeks after prognosis, and greater than half reported lingering signs after 12 weeks.
Fatigue, ache, shortness of breath and sleep disturbances have been the commonest points, adopted by anxiousness, cough and hair loss.
Chief Public Well being Officer Dr. Theresa Tam stated in a press release that whereas most individuals will get well absolutely from COVID-19 inside weeks, what is called “lengthy COVID” can have an effect on folks throughout all age teams — irrespective of how sick they received at first.
The examine notes some potential weaknesses within the information due to self-reporting of circumstances, a bias within the collection of sufferers concerned within the research, and a lack of expertise of what pre-existing circumstances sufferers may need had earlier than they received COVID-19.