Disturbing Post-acute COVID Syndrome symptoms last long term

From: Razz (RAZZMAN)23 Nov 2020 08:32
To: Carl (SPARTACUS) 1 of 46
There was a disturbing feature on 60 Minutes Sunday about after effects of Covid-19 to people who only had only had a mild case of the virus at the beginning. I have heard of organ failures happening after someone has recovered from Covid, but this is something else. Brain fog, not being able to mover or walk without difficulty, difficult breathing and increased heart rates. There currently is no explanation of what causes it or a cure.


Puzzling, often debilitating after-effects plaguing COVID-19 "long-haulers"

Doctors are still searching for answers to why a portion of people who were diagnosed with COVID-19 are still suffering symptoms months later.

Anderson Cooper reports.

COVID-19 was initially thought to be a disease that was serious for the eldery and people with preexisting conditions. A potentially tough, but temporary respiratory illness for everyone else. But now, eight months into the pandemic, younger patients who have had relatively mild cases of COVID, are showing up in doctors offices and emergency rooms with mysterious and debilitating symptoms. It's not unusual for viruses to cause aftereffects, but as you'll hear tonight, doctors tell us they've never seen anything like this. While researchers around the world are scrambling to figure out what's happening, Mount Sinai Hospital here in New York opened one of the first centers to study and treat people with what they're calling "Post-acute COVID Syndrome." The patients we met have a less clinical term - they call themselves "long-haulers."

Sadie Nagamootoo: it's like a, a like a viral tornado (SIGH) that goes in you and kind of just messes you up and then-- like, it kind of leaves. But leaves something behind.

Anderson Cooper: It leaves the rubble that a tornado leaves behind--

Sadie Nagamootoo: The rubble, yeah. It leaves the damage behind.

Sadie Nagamootoo was 44 years old and a personal trainer in New York when she got COVID in March. She was able to recover at home and when she tested negative in May, she thought her life would return to normal. It hasn't.

Sadie Nagamootoo: There are days where I do nothing and just can't get outta bed. The migraines. They are like ten times worse than a flu headache, pains, like muscular issues. And there are some times where my hands feel like they have pins and needles and I have to stop using them because I can't feel anything.

Anderson Cooper: Some people who are going through this call themselves long-haulers. Do you think it's gonna be a long haul?

Sadie Nagamootoo: It has been a long haul.

Eight months after getting infected, she says she can't workout, or work in the gym - just walking up stairs sends her heart rate soaring.

Sadie Nagamootoo: The grocery store's, like, the dread for me.

Anderson Cooper: What's hard about the grocery store?

Sadie Nagamootoo: I cannot lift bags and walk.

Anderson Cooper: You're a full time trainer, and you can't lift grocery bags.

Sadie Nagamootoo: Correct.

Sadie has seen half a dozen doctors in the past six months. Her bedside table looks like a medicine cabinet.

She's been diagnosed with post-viral fatigue, inflammation in the lungs, and tachycardia - a rapid heart rate - but no one can tell her exactly why this is happening.

Anderson Cooper: It's gotta take such a toll mentally to still be dealing with this.

Sadie Nagamootoo: It's depressing is really what it is. Nobody can really understand or relate to you except somebody else who's had the same problem.

Anderson Cooper: What's been worse for you, the initial infection or the aftermath of COVID?

Nitza Rochez: The aftermath, without a doubt.

Nitza Rochez also got COVID in March. And by May the infection was gone. But 191 days later, she's still struggling.

Nitza Rochez: I was sick with COVID. But this post-COVID experience has been beyond the worst experience of my life.

Nitza loved to run. Three years ago she completed the New York City Marathon and the following year - Berlin. At 43, she was training for another race when she got infected.

Now, she tells us she has trouble walking more than a few blocks down the street.  

Nitza says she's had so many strange and unrelenting symptoms, she started documenting them on her phone. She got tremors in her hands and had problems with her balance.

Nitza Rochez: I had headache, dizziness, blurry vision—um, double vision, heavy limbs.

Anderson Cooper: It's a lot.

Nitza Rochez: It's a lot.
EDITED: 23 Nov 2020 08:38 by RAZZMAN
From: Carl (SPARTACUS)23 Nov 2020 14:13
To: Razz (RAZZMAN) 2 of 46
I get those symptoms after drinking too much....
From: Razz (RAZZMAN)23 Nov 2020 16:47
To: Carl (SPARTACUS) 3 of 46
Funny. I am now wearing FOUR masks when I go out into stores. I use 3 surgical masks and that Buffalo mask on top, the one you saw on that one post last week. After seeing that segment of 60 Minutes, I am going all out to avoid that dreaded disease.
From: Razz (RAZZMAN)23 Nov 2020 19:15
To: ALL4 of 46
Dr. Anthony Fauci added more details about the subject of Post Covid syndrome, which was the top segment of the CBS 60 Minutes on Sunday. He said that from 20-30% of people who had mild cases of COVID are experiencing this syndrome.


Fauci says some people are experiencing "effects that we're concerned about" after recovering from Covid-19

A percentage of people who recover from Covid-19 experience a set of symptoms – a post Covid syndrome – that is raising concern, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said during a live video interview with The Washington Post national political reporter Robert Costa on Monday.

For people who get seriously ill and are in an ICU intubated on ventilation, “even if it isn’t Covid-19, anyone that goes through that is not going to feel perfectly normal for a considerable period of time,” Fauci said.

“But there’s something else that’s going on with Covid-19,” he continued.

Even in people who haven’t necessarily had serious disease, Fauci said that they are finding anywhere from 20% to maybe 30% of people who have had symptomatic disease “have what’s called a post-Covid syndrome.” The exact percentage isn’t known yet, but a larger cohort study is being done, he said.

“Namely, they no longer have virus in them, they can’t infect anybody, but it takes them anywhere from weeks to months – and maybe even beyond – to feel perfectly normal,” he said.

“They have a constellation of symptoms and signs that seem to be consistent when you talk to different people,” he said. These include extreme fatigue, shortness of breath – even among people who are athletes – temperature control problems, sleep disturbances and sometimes what is described as brain fog, or difficulty focusing or concentrating.

“So, there are these effects that we’re concerned about,” Fauci said.

From: Carl (SPARTACUS)24 Nov 2020 08:55
To: Razz (RAZZMAN) 5 of 46
Fauci has been wrong about everything and says whatever people want to hear..... 
From: Razz (RAZZMAN)24 Nov 2020 10:54
To: Carl (SPARTACUS) 6 of 46
We'll see if he is put on Biden's Covid team.
From: Carl (SPARTACUS)25 Nov 2020 10:40
To: Razz (RAZZMAN) 7 of 46
I can sleep now that John Kerry will be attacking climate change.
From: Razz (RAZZMAN)25 Nov 2020 12:14
To: Carl (SPARTACUS) 8 of 46
All we need is Al Snore to get even more sleep. LOL
From: Carl (SPARTACUS)25 Nov 2020 12:30
To: Razz (RAZZMAN) 9 of 46
I think Biden's administration will be very rocky with little or no positive accomplishments. Though my 401ks are happy as Wall Street is booming.
From: Razz (RAZZMAN)25 Nov 2020 13:10
To: Carl (SPARTACUS) 10 of 46
We shall see what happens. I'm still going to ask to join the SpaceX flight to Mars though.
From: Carl (SPARTACUS)26 Nov 2020 12:26
To: Razz (RAZZMAN) 11 of 46
Take John Kerry with you to Mars. He can study the Red Planet's climate. LOL
From: Razz (RAZZMAN)26 Nov 2020 18:25
To: Carl (SPARTACUS) 12 of 46
Maybe I can get Al Bore to join the flight team to the Red planet.
From: Carl (SPARTACUS)26 Nov 2020 21:28
To: Razz (RAZZMAN) 13 of 46
Hope you can still get Satellite to watch the Buffalo teams.
From: Razz (RAZZMAN)27 Nov 2020 08:35
To: Carl (SPARTACUS) 14 of 46
There will be a long time delay with real time on Mars. But then, I do that already when I DVR the Bills games and watch it hours later.
EDITED: 27 Nov 2020 08:35 by RAZZMAN
From: Carl (SPARTACUS)28 Nov 2020 10:19
To: Razz (RAZZMAN) 15 of 46
My question is if the virus is sooo dangerous and if you believe the hype..... 250,000 out of 330,000,000 have died. That is a death rate of .0007 or in other words; 7 tenths of 1 percent. Meanwhile, 601.000 died of cancer in 2019 and no one talks about that.
From: Razz (RAZZMAN)28 Nov 2020 14:17
To: Carl (SPARTACUS) 16 of 46
Believe what you want. I'll believe what I want. We can agree to disagree.

I now read where people are having their teeth fall out who had mild cases of COVID. That, along with post-covid syndrome, along with all the others who have spent time in the hospital or who have died, and I don't want to get the virus.

From: Carl (SPARTACUS)28 Nov 2020 14:42
To: Razz (RAZZMAN) 17 of 46
The average age of people in Massachusetts who die from Covid is 81. What ages were the people who lost their teeth? 

All we ever get are some of the facts and not enough to make an intelligent decision. This is intentional.
From: Razz (RAZZMAN)28 Nov 2020 15:14
To: Carl (SPARTACUS) 18 of 46
You are looking at older statistics I think. They now say that the age of death for Covid is going down, or at least the hospitalizations is.

Anyway. I just hope that neither of us ends up in a hospital, for anything. Then you're sure to contract it.
From: Carl (SPARTACUS)29 Nov 2020 11:52
To: Razz (RAZZMAN) 19 of 46
For sure, nursing homes would be close to a death sentence for anyone with pre-existing conditions. Get the prescribed drugs and stay home if possible.
From: Razz (RAZZMAN)29 Nov 2020 11:58
To: Carl (SPARTACUS) 20 of 46
Nursing homes in my area are getting bad again. In one home, over 70% tested positive.