Long COVID Symptoms Ease For Most Within A Year, New Research Finds

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At a glance

  • Shortness of breath, loss of taste and smell, and other lingering Covid symptoms tend to ease over time and may be gone within a year, according to new research.
  • The findings may offer a bit of reassurance to people whose frustration increases as they continue to feel sick long after their initial Covid infection.
  • “For the vast majority of patients,” said study author Maytal Bivas-Benita, “this will get better.”

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