Long-Haulers Struggle to Be Heard

Patients with both mild and severe cases of COVID-19 have experienced brutal persistent symptoms months after their initial infection—but many who never tested positive are still struggling to be taken seriously by physicians.
And that’s regardless of the well-documented failures of the US testing infrastructure, from false negatives to limited testing capacity.
“They might have lost half their hair and can’t go up a flight of stairs, but if they don’t have proof of Covid, a lot of providers don’t want to deal with them or will refer them to a psychiatrist,” observed Daniel Griffin, chief of infectious diseases at ProHealth Care in New York.


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