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Covid Long-Haulers Baffle Doctors With Symptoms Going On and On

  • One patient suffering blowtorch-like pain takes 10 drugs
  • No consensus has emerged on long-haul diagnosis, therapies
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Covid Can Kill Months After Infection

Tasha Clark tested positive for Covid-19 on April 8, 2020. The Connecticut woman, now 41, was relieved that her symptoms at the time -- diarrhea, sore throat and body aches -- didn’t seem particularly severe. She never got a fever and wasn’t hospitalized. So she figured that if the virus didn’t kill her, within weeks she’d go back to her job and caring for her two children.

She significantly miscalculated. More than a year later, she’s a textbook example of a Covid long-hauler.