Young ‘mild’ COVID-19 patients still not recovered


This August 2020 video from the USA says about itself:

This 21-year-old went into organ failure after contracting COVID-19 — now he’s warning other young people to take the virus seriously (warning: distressing).

Translated from Dutch NOS radio today, about COVID-19 patients who didn’t go to hospitals as their infection was supposedly ‘mild’:

‘Recovery for tens of thousands means months of agony’

Months after their coronavirus infection, tens of thousands of Dutch people still have serious complaints, such as severe headaches, shortness of breath, anxiety attacks and heart complaints, the Algemeen Dagblad daily writes. Three quarters are women. “They are people who are fully engaged in life, often with a family,” says a lung specialist in the newspaper, “but now they all can’t cope anymore”.

The KNFG physiotherapy professional association estimates that physiotherapists treat approximately 28,000 former coronavirus patients. Of those, 54 percent are younger than 55 years.

I’ve been sick from COVID-19 for almost a year: here.

Some COVID-19 survivors face another foe: PTSD. About a third of very ill patients developed post-traumatic stress disorder in a small study: here.

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