True Long COVID Develops After Infection

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The Long COVID

Long COVID does not currently have any official diagnostic standards. Depending on who you talk to, even the definition of the condition varies. However, it is typically understood as new symptoms that develop during or after a COVID infection and last for weeks or months. Complicating matters, genetic and environmental factors can have a significant impact on the timing and symptoms of aging.

Organ damage and other post-COVID complications shouldn’t be classified as long-term COVID. Age-related symptoms such as back and neck pain, osteoarthritis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, dementia, and other conditions can overlap with long COVID or feel like they do, a source posted. 

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington estimates that nearly 60% of the world’s population has a COVID infection, whether officially diagnosed or not.

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Deaths Due to Long COVID

Long Covid can be fatal and cause long-term symptoms in some people. In the first 30 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, it contributed to at least 3,544 deaths in the United States. Given that up to 30% of those who contract Covid-19 go on to experience long-term symptoms, some experts believe that this finding represents a significant undercount.

Because the US did not have a specific disease code to track long COVID during that period, unlike diabetes or cancer, it was challenging to analyze death certificates in the National Vital Statistics System from January 2020 through the end of June 2022. Each physician, medical examiner, and coroner completes a death certificate in their own unique way.

To describe long COVID, researchers used several critical terms in their search, such as “chronic COVID,” “long COVID,” and “post-COVID syndrome.”