Younger Covid-19 patients - long haulers

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Clinical paper claims young Covid-19 long haulers have months of symptoms regardless of severity of the disease process at the outset.
https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.10.14.20212555v1

This is a link to the abstract - the pdf preprint has a link on the same page.

Long-haulers are patients who have severe to very moderate symptoms. When they are post infection some contiue having stroing symptoms. These are called 'long-haulers'. Apparently, medical management of the symptoms is required for long periods, i.e., months, long after most patients in their "cohort" have already resumed normal lives.

As an introduction to Covid-19 long-haulers:
Here is a lecture aimed at medical professionals - it is short and any science trained person should get a lot out of it. Start at 0:50 in for a discussion of a datatset published back in July which is interesting but limited to patients with acute disease, unlike the above paper which was a sample from moderate to severe disease.

 
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I only skimmed the abstract for the paper and watched the first few minutes of the video. The mean age of the subject group in the video was 56, and in the paper it was 44. Are young patients discussed separately in the paper or video? How do their numbers compare to these older patient groups?
 
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A few more recent pre-prints on the medium- to long-term effects of COVID-19:

Medium-term effects of SARS-CoV-2 infection on multiple vital organs, exercise capacity, cognition, quality of life and mental health, post-hospital discharge
https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.10.15.20205054v1

Three-month outcomes in hospitalized COVID-19 patients
https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.10.16.20211029v1

Cognitive deficits in people who have recovered from COVID-19 relative to controls: An N=84,285 online study
https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.10.20.20215863v1

Attributes and predictors of Long-COVID: analysis of COVID cases and their symptoms collected by the Covid Symptoms Study App
https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.10.19.20214494v1
 
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