What Do We Know About Long COVID?
Dr Syazatul Syakirin Sirol Aflah, Respiratory Physician, Institute of Respiratory Medicine (IPR) | Dr Tan Wee Yong, Consultant Neurologist | Izham Abdul Rahim, COVID-19 survivor
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More reports are surfacing about long COVID – a range of symptoms that last weeks or months after the initial COVID-19 infection. For these “long-haulers”, the symptoms – ranging from breathing difficulties to cognitive and psychological problems – can be debilitating and bewildering, underlining the importance of not diminishing COVID-19 as “the flu”. We try to understand more about why these symptoms occur, and hear from a COVID-19 survivor about his experience battling the lasting effects of the disease.
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Produced by: Lim Sue Ann & Tee Shiao Eek
Presented by: Tee Shiao Eek
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Categories: Health Policy, Diseases & Conditions, Mental Health, Healthy Living, Fitness, Medical Innovation and Technology, Science
Tags: The Bigger Picture, Health & Living, COVID-19, long COVID, neurological, respiratory, fatigue, breathlessness, brain fog,