Coleen Kivlahan sees Covid patients as head of primary care for UCSF. She’s also one of the tens of thousands of people who have suffered long-term symptoms from the disease.
Sumathi ReddyDr. Coleen Kivlahan is among the Covid-19 who dealt with long-term symptoms. “These are patients who weren’t in the ICU, weren’t on a vent, didn’t die. But they have ongoing symptoms that are just scary and unknown.” My column: wsj.com/articles/this-… via @WSJ
Doctors believe many people are fighting Covid symptoms long-term, but testing inconsistencies complicate the picture.
Sumathi ReddyMany Covid-19 patients with persistent symptoms have negative PCR and antibody tests illuminating flaws with tests and presenting obstacles to care. My column: wsj.com/articles/suffe… via @WSJ
Doctors are studying coronavirus patients who are still experiencing symptoms or aftereffects of the disease, months after infection.
Sumathi ReddyMeet the "long-haulers," the young and healthy Covid-19 patients who never got better. I interviewed 24 of them. A Mount Sinai doctor says many may have developed post-viral dysautonomia, a neurological condition. My column: wsj.com/articles/three… via @WSJ
Sumathi ReddyI've been checking in a lot of the long Covid patients I interviewed for this piece in June. Three months later, many aren't better. They are worse. #longcovid wsj.com/articles/three… via @WSJ
Debate is rising among scientists about whether a so-called human challenge trial is worth the risk.
Sumathi ReddyDeliberately infect people with the new coronavirus? Momentum is building for a so-called human challenge study, which some say could speed up development of a vaccine. My column: wsj.com/articles/one-i… via @WSJ
A brutal hallmark of the pandemic is the way it isolates victims in their final moments. Families say their goodbyes by video and phone, with help from nurses.
Sumathi Reddy"She held the bagged phone to her patient’s ear and watched his face.
“I hope this man hears this,” she thought to herself. “I hope these voices are his last memory.”