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Figuring out the impacts of Long Covid on Orange County residents

Voice of OC, Aug. 9, 2022

August 9, 2022

Figuring out the impacts of Long Covid on Orange County residents

Dr. Vanessa Wu, a physician with UC Irvine’s COVID recovery service, … said it’s still unclear what drives long COVID, which makes it difficult to treat. “The good news is we do know generally over time, people will have improvement on their symptoms, but the question is how much improvement or how quickly,” Wu said. … Sanghyuk Shin, UCI [associate professor of nursing], epidemiologist and public health expert, said a recent study from Israel shows how vaccines can prevent people from being hospitalized for the virus.