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Long COVID treatment: Will Paxlovid and other drugs be able to help?

Healthline, April 26, 2022

April 26, 2022

Long COVID treatment: Will Paxlovid and other drugs be able to help?

“Therefore, there are at least 44 million people in the United States suffering from long COVID,” Dr. Jaclyn Leong, DO, co-director of the UCI Health COVID Recovery Service, told Healthline. Furthermore, “symptoms of long COVID vary, meaning we see a wide variety of symptoms that make diagnosis and treatment difficult,” Leong said. “We also see this in ranging ages of patients from teens, young adults, and the elderly. For instance, we often see young, healthy patients prior to getting COVID-19 that may have had a mild case of acute COVID-19 or even asymptomatic, that then subsequently suffer from long COVID.”