A Monday Toolkit episode -- this one focused on the mystery of COVID-19 long-haulers, people who report an array of long-term symptoms. We've got two experts to break down what we know -- and don't know -- from both a clinical and research standpoint. Emergency room physician Craig Spencer and virologist Angela Rasmussen answer your voicemails and emails about why some people become long-haulers and others don't, what, if any, patterns are emerging, where to go for help, and how we are trying to figure it all out.
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Check out these resources from today’s episode:
Read this article by a COVID long-hauler: https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/09/covid-19-heart-pots-myocarditis/616021/
Survivor Corps is one of the largest support groups for COVID-19 long-haulers: https://www.survivorcorps.com/
Check out Dr. Rasmussen’s recent article on COVID-19 reinfection: https://slate.com/technology/2020/08/coronavirus-reinfection-hong-kong-study.html
Here is Dr. Spencer’s latest New York Times Opinion piece, co-written with Dr. Seema Yasmin, about how COVID-19 hoaxes are making doctors' jobs harder : https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/28/opinion/sunday/coronavirus-misinformation-faceboook.html
Learn more about Congressman Jamie Raskin’s legislation to expand funding for COVID long-hauler research: https://raskin.house.gov/media/press-releases/raskin-introduces-legislation-address-america-s-hidden-health-crisis
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