A new report from Indiana University School of Medicine reflects what many news outlets are also reporting: COVID-19 symptoms can be present in survivors for a very long time.
Additional research from the University of California, San Francisco, provides further insight into the growing list of COVID-19 symptoms being reported by patients and survivors.
“‘Long Haulers’ COVID-19 symptoms are far more numerous than what is currently listed on the CDC’s website,” the Indiana University report stated. “While the impact of COVID-19 on the lungs and vascular system have received some media and medical attention, the results of this survey suggest that brain, whole body, eye, and skin symptoms are also frequent-occurring health problems for people recovering from COVID-19.”
COVID-19 survivors included in this report “frequently report reaching out to primary care doctors for help managing such lesser-known and painful symptoms, but find that some physicians are unable or unwilling to help patients manage these due to lack of research,” the report stated. “A reported 26.5% of symptoms experienced by Long Haulers are described as painful by the group members.” (Lambert, N. J. & Survivor Corps. COVID-19 “Long Hauler” Symptoms Survey Report. Indiana University School of Medicine; 2020.)
Provided here: links to the most recent research on coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms and effects; and a tool for massage therapists to track coronavirus cases and status of massage-specific COVID-19 operations regulations in their states.
‘Long-Haulers’ Experience Indicates Symptoms Linger
Indiana University School of Medicine
“The results of this study are the reported experiences of people suffering from long-term COVID19 symptoms, colloquially known as ‘Long Haulers.’ This is not a peer-reviewed study. Data was analyzed by an experienced researcher… ”
COVID-19 List of Symptoms Grows
University of California, San Francisco
“In late January, when hospitals in the United States confirmed the presence of the novel coronavirus, health workers knew to watch for precisely three symptoms: fever, cough, and shortness of breath. But as the number of infections climbed, the symptom list began to grow.”
The COVID-19 – Blood Clot Connection
“Massage therapy is contraindicated for a client presenting with DVT, also known as blood clotting, as it can dislodge a clot and cause a pulmonary embolism —which can lead to heart attack or stroke. As with much of the knowledge related to coronavirus (COVID-19), experts’ understanding of this particular development is evolving.”
What’s Happening in Your State?
U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
“This map shows COVID-19 cases reported by U.S. states, the District of Columbia, New York City, and other U.S.-affiliated jurisdictions. Hover over the maps to see the number of cases reported in each jurisdiction.”
Use the interactive map, “Cases in the U.S.”
Each U.S. state — sometimes each county within each state — maintains statistics pertaining to increases and decreases in COVID-19 cases, deaths, hospital capabilities, testing and more. As each state moves forward with easing coronavirus-related restrictions, we can track local and state statuses and learn when reopening is allowed.