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Long-term effects of COVID-19 and support to cope

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, much of the public health messaging concerned flattening the curve, helping to prevent disease and lighten the load on hospitals caring for the sickest patients. But what happens next, after the acute infection is over?

Clinicians at Penn are well-positioned to identify the potential longer term effects of infection as they follow up with patients they’ve treated. And they’ve seen slow-to-recover patients fall into a few different categories.