Mayo Clinic researchers told lawmakers Thursday their overview of thousands of studies shows 98 percent of those recovering from coronavirus have “long COVID” symptoms of differing severity between people — and that can range from pulmonary to cardiovascular, to neurologic or psychiatric. Mayo’s David Jiang”:
“Conservative estimate of at least 15 million Americans or 250 thousand Minnesotans will experience some form of ‘long COVID’ symptoms.”
But Republican Representative Duane Quam from Byron says:
“It seems a little bit surprising that we would have a quarter- to three-quarters of a million Minnesotans with this condition and not have it more evident in the general communities.”
Mayo Doctor Rozalina McCoy says chronic fatigue is a symptom that affects everyone and there’s a wide range of severity — but for some it can be quite debilitating.