Dr. Noah Greenspan ( @noah-greenspan), DPT, CCS, EMT-B, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Clinical Specialist and Founder and Director of the Pulmonary Wellness & Rehabilitation Center and Foundation in NYC has been dedicated to helping pulmonary patients better understand COVID-19 through this global pandemic. I wanted to share a video he produced for all of us, in collaboration with Karyn Bishof who is a Firefighter, Paramedic and now, a COVID survivor + “Long Hauler”.
Verbatim, Noah describes the purpose of this video as:
“COVID, COVID, COVID!!! At this point, it feels like we have seen it all, heard it all and know it all. Not even close! The proverbial “they” say that it mostly affects those over 65 and those with pre-existing medical conditions. They say that for most young and/or healthy people, COVID’s symptoms will be mild and last for approximately 2 weeks. Not so fast.
What you may not have heard and what you may not know is that there is an already not-so-small group of COVID Survivors (tens if not hundreds of thousands of people and growing every day), whose symptoms are not mild and do not dissipate after 14 days like “they” say they should. These are the COVID Survivors known as “long haulers” and as many of them so accurately describe their situation, they “survived,” but they’re “not living.”
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