Many people are experiencing health problems long after having been infected with COVID19.
The official medical term is post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 (PASC). Common terms include “long haulers,” post-COVID syndrome, long COVID, or long-term COVID, Francis Collins, the National Institutes of Health Director, noted that millions of Americans could have chronic health problems, even those with COVID-10 infections. It is estimated that about 10% of people who get COVID may have long haulers. While the mechanisms of long haulers are still being researched, it makes sense that chronic inflammation and immune system dysfunction affect various parts of the body. Long haulers can affect most systems of the body, including the heart, lung, kidney, skin, and brain.