The new coronavirus could lead to an epidemic of chronic fatigue syndrome, doctors recently said NorthJersey.com.
What happens: The new coronavirus continues to infect people across the country. In many cases, COVID-19 survivors have ended up with long-term health problems, otherwise known as long COVID-19, per. NorthJersey.com.
- One of the long COVID-19 symptoms includes chronic fatigue syndrome – or myalgic encephalomyelitis, otherwise called “ME”.
What they say: “When we saw COVID happen, people in the ME community were some of the first to ring the alarm bells that this would be a mass disabling event,” said Robert Sklans of Metuchen, a board member of the advocacy group #MEAction Network. NorthJersey.com.
- “We looked at the symptoms of prolonged COVID and said there will be a boatload of people with ME / CFS.”
More symptoms: ONE new study published in the medical journal The BMJ found that about one-third of COVID-19 patients developed a new COVID-19 symptom months after infection.
- These symptoms often include fatigue, respiratory failure and high blood pressure.