Last November 2, we published an article about the long-term effects of COVID 19 (read HERE) in which we said “Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-CDC (1) are actively working to learn more about the whole range of short- and long-term health effects associated with COVID-19. As the pandemic unfolds, we are learning that many organs besides the lungs are affected by COVID-19 and there are many ways the infection can affect someone’s health.”.

In this respect, the CDC website updated (November 13) its page with this new data (read HERE):  “While most persons with COVID-19 recover and return to normal health, some patients can have symptoms that can last for weeks or even months after recovery from acute illness. Even people who are not hospitalized and who have mild illness can experience persistent or late symptoms. Multi-year studies are underway to further investigate.” The CDC reiterates that “…continues to work to identify how common these symptoms are, who is most likely to get them, and whether these symptoms eventually resolve.”

The concern of CDC for the long term effects of COVID 19CDC listed what is known until now:

“The most commonly reported long-term symptoms include:

  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Cough
  • Joint pain
  • Chest pain

Other reported long-term symptoms include:

  • Difficulty with thinking and concentration (sometimes referred to as “brain fog”)
  • Depression
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Intermittent fever
  • Fast-beating or pounding heart (also known as heart palpitations)”

The CDC continues with a list of more severe effects that  “appear to be less common but have been reported”:

  • Cardiovascular: inflammation of the heart muscle
  • Respiratory: lung function abnormalities
  • Renal: acute kidney injury
  • Dermatologic: rash, hair loss
  • Neurological: smell and taste problems, sleep issues, difficulty with concentration, memory problems
  • Psychiatric: depression, anxiety, changes in mood

CDC ends its report with, “Covid 19 long term effects significance is not yet known” further investigation is needed.

(1) CDC works around the globe to stop health threats at their source