Several studies have shown that new coronary symptoms can last for weeks after the virus disappears, and doctors can’t explain what causes so-called “long-term COVID” symptoms,media BGR reported. Some patients may take weeks longer to get rid of the virus, according to a new paper. Studies have also shown that some PCR tests return false negative results. Some people may take quite a long time to get better.
Dr. Anthony Folch said recently that new crown patients who do not need hospitalization may still have some long-term health problems. “When we say, ‘Young people who don’t need to be in the hospital are okay, let them get infected, it’s okay,’ we’d better be careful. No, that’s not going to work,” Folch explained in a briefing a few days ago. “In young and other healthy individuals, they don’t need to be hospitalized, but they do get sick, the symptoms are enough to lie in bed for a week or two or three weeks, and then get better, and they clear the virus – but they may have residual symptoms for weeks, sometimes months.”
Researchers from the UK have been studying people who show symptoms of “long-term COVID”. CNN cites a different study published in the British Medical Journal that describes the same COVID-19 complications, but with an unusual twist. The virus may take longer to remove from the body.
Some patients may have to wait more than a month for a review to know that they have cleared the virus. Equally disturbing, according to the researchers, was the discovery that one in five negative tests was false negative. This suggests that some people may unknowingly spread the disease.
The latest version of the CDC’s new crown guidelines says people can return to work or school 10 days after developing symptoms.
The study also noted that COVID symptoms can last a long time even if negative test results are eventually obtained. Physical pain, loss of smell, “brain fog” and affected emotions can last for months, the study said, CNN reported. The report did not provide additional statistics for patients who may develop COVID-19 symptoms within a few months.