What we know about the long-term effects of COVID-19
The symptoms of COVID-19 are well known, and a battery of treatment measures have been used to save lives. However, much less is known about what happens after recovery. Do people who've beaten COVID-19 have to worry about their long-term health? "Patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), seen often in severe COVID-19 illness, sometimes develop permanent lung damage or fibrosis as well," Dr. Andrew Martin, chair, pulmonary medicine at Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Browns Mills, New Jersey, told Healthline.
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