The tendency for some Covid 19 patients, even those with very minor symptoms of illness, to have recurrent sypmtoms for many months after their illness is so common now that medical science has given it a new name - PASC Persistent Acute Sequelea of SARS Cov-2 PASC
Published reports say as many as 30 to 50% of recovering patients may report brain fog, GI symptoms, mental health issues, loss of smell or taste, shortness of breath, and other symptoms for many months.
But there is also encouraging news that vaccination for Covid 19, with the mRNA vaccine, seems to help decrease or removes symptoms of PASC
Those patients with long term symptoms have been also called "long haulers" and the Washington Post has an article today reporting help with symptoms in patients who are vaccinated.
Interesting articles, and encouraging news for long haulers, or folks with PASC.
One more reason to give serious consideration to getting vaccinated for Sars Cov 2.
Anyone thinking that having had Sars Cov 2 infection, proven Covid 19, gives them immunity to reinfection is destined to be a bit disappointed, as a Danish study reports that there is only about an 80% level of protection for most folks and barely 47% infection for folks over 65 years of age post Covid 19 - as opposed to almost 97 % prolonged immunity to infection by Sars Cov 2 after the mRNA vaccine two injection series. The level of immunity/safety becomes even more important with the more infectious, more lethal variants stalking the world.