The Puzzle Of Lingering COVID Symptoms | WYPR

The Puzzle Of Lingering COVID Symptoms

Dec 10, 2020

Dr. Shane Wilson talks with a COVID-19 patient at Missouri's Scotland County Hospital.
Credit Jeff Roberson / Associated Press

Hospitalization for Covid-19 can have lasting effects, like fatigue, muscle weakness, even depression. These issues overlap with the lingering symptoms known as “long COVID.” How are doctors rehabilitating patients after severe bouts of the virus? What research is needed into consequences of COVID-19?

We hear insights from intensive-care expert Dr. Ann Parker, who co-directs Johns Hopkins’ Post-Acute COVID-19 Team Clinic.

And from Dr. Melissa Trovato, Director of Rehabilitation at Kennedy Krieger Institute, which runs the Pediatric Post COVID-19 Rehabilitation Clinic.

Further Reading:
Covid Survivors With Long-Term Symptoms Need Urgent Attention, Experts Say
At 12, She's a Covid 'Long Hauler'