Publication date: Jun 29, 2023
“Read more: Even after mild cases of COVID, long COVID symptoms can linger for a year or moreThe precise prevalence of long COVID is difficult to determine. Whatever the reason, however, “treating symptoms is vital to recovery,” the advisory said. This long COVID epidemic is not over. “Most long COVID cases, the report added, “are in non-hospitalized patients with a mild acute illness, as this population represents the majority of overall COVID-19 cases. Were absolutely in the midst of it, said Dr. Will Pittman, associate director of the UCLA Health Long COVID Program. But some scientists estimate that 10% of people who had a coronavirus infection develop long COVID. This contributes to negative impacts on their mental health and poor COVID-19 outcomes,” the advisory said. L.A. Those without a healthcare provider can call 211 to get help finding one. This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.