Beyond the Headlines: What is long-haul Covid-19 and is it real?

Patients who experience symptoms long after they are declared cured pose yet another puzzle in our understanding of the disease

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In this week's podcast, hosted by Suhail Akram, we look at the phenomenon of "long-haulers" or "long-termers" – people who have recovered from Covid-19 but continue to experience symptoms weeks or even months later.

Diana Berrent, founder of Survivor Corps – a Facebook group with 90,000 members who discuss Covid-19 and its symptoms and seek each other's help – tells us about her experience with long-term symptoms of the disease.

Dr Natalie Lambert, associate research professor of medicine at Indiana University, partnered with Survivor Corps to research these long-haul cases. She explains why we need to take cues from patient experiences and carefully understand what they need to recover. 
We also hear from Marcus Tomoff, a long-hauler who describes how his life changed ever since he got a false negative.