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Patients May Still Be Presenting with Effects of COVID-19 Six Months After Infection

March 5, 2021
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There seems to be confusion among the public as to how COVID-19 affects infected individuals. While headlines noting that the U.S. recently passed the half-million mark in related deaths are hard to ignore, too many people are under the impression that the virus leads to one of two wildly diverse outcomes: it’s either deadly or “no big deal.” That couldn’t be further from the truth, however, as new data published in JAMA Network Open indicate that many patients with COVID-19 continue to experience lower health-related quality of life for as long as 6 months after infection.