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The Puzzle Of Lingering COVID Symptoms

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Jeff Roberson
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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'

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Maureen Harvie is senior producer for On the Record. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and joined WYPR in 2014 as an intern for the newsroom. Whether coordinating live election night coverage, capturing the sounds of a roller derby scrimmage, interviewing veterans, or booking local authors, she is always on the lookout for the next story.