What to expect after COVID

Experts say that while there are many unknowns about long-term COVID effects, it's hoped that more information will be available soon.

Published: January, 2021

A growing number of Americans have now experienced a bout of COVID-19, and doctors are only just beginning to learn more about the aftereffects of the infection.

"Reports are coming out describing long-term lung effects — which is not surprising, as scarring may occur and cause permanent impairment — and also of neurological, cardio-vascular, and kidney effects," says Dr. David Christiani, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and a pulmonary physician at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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