The Struggle People Face with Long Covid-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically impacted the world, affecting millions of lives globally. At the same time, much attention has been focused on the acute symptoms of the virus, an alarming phenomenon that has emerged among many individuals—long COVID-19. In this blog post, we delve into the intricacies of long COVID-19, exploring its symptoms and challenges for individuals.
Long Covid-19 Symptoms and Challenges
Long Covid-19, also known as post-acute sequelae of Sars-CoV-2 infection (PASC), refers to what people who contracted Covid-19 can suffer from Covid-19-like symptoms that can last weeks, potentially years. However, the complications of Long Covid-19 can leave permanent issues to the body. The primary problem is organ failure with organs such as the kidney, heart, lungs, and skin. The lack of research poses a challenge for Long Covid-19. The people most likely to get Long Covid-19 are those who suffered severe reactions from Covid-19 or have been hospitalized. People who aren't vaccinated, those who had underlying health conditions before they had Covid-19, and those who experienced multi-system inflammatory syndrome (MIS) during or after they got Covid-19 are at a higher risk of contracting Long Covid-19.
We at the Immigrant Resource Center of Maine (IRCM) want to spread awareness of Long Covid-19 due to its lack of research and the severity of the virus. As the global community grapples with the aftermath of the pandemic, it is essential to address the needs of those battling Long COVID-19. By increasing awareness, supporting research, and fostering a network of compassion, we can help individuals affected by Long COVID-19.