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COVID-19 can last for several months. The disease’s “long-haulers” have endured relentless waves of debilitating symptoms—and disbelief from doctors and friends.

Yong E. COVID-19 can last for several months. The disease’s “long-haulers” have endured relentless waves of debilitating symptoms—and disbelief from doctors and friends. The Atlantic. June 2020.

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July 1, 2020
Young E. The Atlantic. 2020.

Preconceptions of disease can impact the medical and social response to patients with chronic conditions. This article discusses patients with COVID-19 who survive the virus and describes ineffective support due to lack of understanding and empathy regarding the long-term debilitation survivors experience.    

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Yong E. COVID-19 can last for several months. The disease’s “long-haulers” have endured relentless waves of debilitating symptoms—and disbelief from doctors and friends. The Atlantic. June 2020.