What is Long Covid?

They’re labeled as “long haulers:” people experiencing post COVID symptoms for extended lengths of time. Some suffered from severe COVID complications during infection, others showed no symptoms at all. So far, the reason behind what many are calling Long Covid remains a mystery, but medical experts are working to understand what it is and what it means for those grappling with these sometimes-debilitating effects.

Jason Maley, MD, a physician in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Director of the Critical Illness and COVID-19 Survivorship Program at BIDMC joins the program to answer the question “What is Long Covid?”

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