What Science Tells Us About the Mysteries of Long Covid

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Healthcare worker Demetra Ransom comforts a patient in the Covid-19 ward at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas on December 4, 2020.  (Photo by MARK FELIX/AFP /AFP via Getty Images)

Earlier this year, the National Institutes of Health announced funding of more than $1 billion for research into the prolonged health consequences of COVID-19 infections. Since then, reports of what’s called long covid have only risen. Symptoms range from fatigue to coughing to chest pain and even to  nerve pain. We’ll get the latest science on long covid, hear how often it occurs and what are its symptoms, and learn what’s being done to tackle it.

Guests:

Angela Meriquez Vázquez, a long-haul COVID patient

Juliet Morgan, neurologist; chief resident, psychiatry, UCSF

Upinder Singh, infectious disease expert, Stanford University

Zackary Berger, associate professor, Johns Hopkins Institute of Bioethics

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