There are a lot of unanswered questions when it comes to Long Covid, which refers to the prolonged symptoms that some patients experience after an initial COVID-19 infection. People experiencing Long Covid have reported symptoms ranging from fatigue to brain fog to difficulty breathing. For some, the symptoms last a couple weeks after their initial infection with COVID-19. For others, the symptoms have lasted much longer. This week on the Public Health Out Loud podcast, find out what we do and don’t know about Long Covid, and what local researchers are doing to get more answers.
This week’s guest expert is Dr. Francesca Beaudoin, the chair of epidemiology at Brown School of Public Health and director of the Long Covid Initiative there. Dr. Beaudoin talks about who is most at risk of experiencing Long Covid, and the effect that Long Covid is having on some patients’ mental health.
Co-hosts Dr. Philip Chan and Dr. Jim McDonald also talk about local resources that are available to help people experiencing symptoms of Long Covid, including the Long Covid Clinic at Lifespan. Download this week’s episode to learn more.