CDC: A quarter of elderly Covid survivors may have ongoing symptoms

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CDC: “One in five COVID-19 survivors aged 18–64 years and one in four survivors aged ≥65 years experienced at least one incident condition that might be attributable to previous COVID-19. Independent of age group, the highest RRs were for acute pulmonary embolism and respiratory symptoms.

These findings are consistent with those from several large studies that indicated that post-COVID incident conditions occur in 20%–30% of patients, and that a proportion of patients require expanded follow-up care after the initial infection. COVID-19 severity and illness duration can affect patients’ health care needs and economic well-being.

The occurrence of incident conditions following infection might also affect a patient’s ability to contribute to the workforce and might have economic consequences for survivors and their dependents, particularly among adults aged 18–64 years. In addition, care requirements might place a strain on health services after acute illness in communities that experience heavy COVID-19 case surges.”

CDC: Post–COVID Conditions Among Adult COVID-19 Survivors Aged 18–64 and ≥65 Years — United States, March 2020–November 2021






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** This post was originally published on May 24, 2022 **