Long term effects of the novel coronavirus have become a source of alarming concern in and around the world. From prolonged fatigue to continuous mental confusion, people continue to suffer these ailments even after weeks and months of recovery. With a surge in the number of long COVID cases and the implication of the ever-expanding list of lingering symptoms, major health authorities have begun to raise a lot of concerns regarding the same.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief medical advisor to the President and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in his speech at the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on “Examining Our Covid-19 Response: An Update from Federal Officials,” explained how the team is putting an effort to study the long term implications of COVID-19 on people and lists down the steps that are being taken by them.
That said, here is a look at what all is being done to help the long haulers and how governing health bodies are working towards finding a solution.