COVID-19 Long-haulers with Dr. Carson
Dr. Carson discusses some of the long-term effects of COVID-19.
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PASC or long COVID appears to be common even among outpatients and even among young adults. The true incidence needs better defining with more controlled studies. Long-term effects on the central nervous system, kidney, heart, and lung are yet to be realized. And given the enormous attack rate from COVID-19, especially with this Omicron surge, I think we can expect major impacts on clinical practice and public health. Vaccination and early treatment are probably going to be the best means of prevention and for those unfortunate patients that go on to develop long COVID symptoms, they’re most likely to benefit from comprehensive assessment and multidisciplinary approach.