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Damaged nerves, scarred lungs, exhausted bodies: Some COVID-19 patients face a long haul that can last for months




DEC 27, 2020 AT 6:00 AM

For Anna Lawrence, a history professor at Fairfield University, it started the third week of March.

Her symptoms were textbook — chest pain, difficulty breathing, fatigue, racing heart.

“It was pretty clearly COVID,” she said.

Lawrence battled the virus, the constant tiredness and breathlessness, for a month until her symptoms began to let up. But then, she started to recover. Things seemed better. She felt almost out of the woods.

“Then I started to slip back again,” she said.  Read Details