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No easy cure for long COVID

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The COVID pandemic is far from over. It is now morphed into long COVID with millions of people suffering.

Sometimes what seems like a miraculous new medical remedy comes along. And without government involvement. Millions of long COVID sufferers now have an opportunity to use a new remedy and judge whether it safe and truly effective. In contrast, the medical establishment and specialists work at fixing the many diverse symptoms and illnesses of long COVID.

What are long COVID sufferers to do? There are no easy choices.

This analysis and discussion aim to help them make informed and difficult decisions.

Scope of problem

Over the past year or so a great many victims of long COVID believe they have found a medical cure. There is a lot of skepticism among medical professionals treating long COVID patients, often at specialized hospital centers. That skepticism is warranted.

A recent article is "66 hospitals, health systems that have launched post-COVID-19 clinics." It noted: "Many hospitals and health systems have created COVID-19 recovery programs, or post-COVID clinics, to support patients who experience lingering symptoms weeks or months after being cleared of the illness a population now widely known as COVID-19 long-haulers. Most COVID-19 recovery programs currently involve an initial evaluation and, as needed, referrals to a network of specialists such as pulmonologists, cardiologists and neurologists, among others."

Several excellent detailed investigative reports examine the system that the impressively credentialed Dr. Bruce Patterson and his company IncellDX have created. His cure has also built a large following on social media sites. No surprise. They want to restore their quality of life.

One big problem in fairly examining the new revolutionary medical solution is the vast array of long COVID symptoms, especially chronic fatigue, shortness of breath and joint pain; physical activity become very difficult. Physicians face the daunting challenge of addressing many symptoms successfully to fully satisfy patients.

Estimates are that about 10% to 30% of those who have recovered from COVID infections, even if they were asymptomatic, will get long COVID ailments.

Newly released data for the UK said: ... the Office for National Statistics released data showing that the number of people experiencing symptoms of Covid for three months or longer, known as long Covid, has reached a record high of 1.7 million. The number of people who have had symptoms for more than a year has increased by 14.4 per cent. Adjusting for population, that study indicates about 8 million Americans have long COVID. But a news story said it might be 23 million Americans impacted.

The long-term impacts of coronavirus are stunning. A December 2021 UK study found that more than 70% of patients admitted to hospital with COVID reported they did not feel fully recovered one year after recovery.

In the UK: "Fatigue continued to be the most common symptom reported as part of individuals' experience of long COVID (51% of those with self-reported long COVID), followed by shortness of breath (34%), loss of smell (28%), and muscle ache (24%)." In the US it has been reported that some 85% of long COVID patients experience fatigue, making it one of the most common long COVID symptoms. And it is difficult to resolve completely."

My own investigation found that many long COVID sufferers have not received complete cures when using the Patterson system, with only some of their symptoms effectively addressed in what is usually an expensive treatment. But in truth, the medical establishment also has difficulty obtaining total success. At best, various specialists attempt to treat symptoms, often without much success. Many victims struggle to regain their pre-illness normal life, including employment if that is desired. Serious fatigue in particular and shortness of breath blocks physical activity for many.

Connection to COVID vaccines

To his credit, Patterson has also been assisting people who seem to have long COVID symptoms as a result of receiving COVID mRNA vaccines. This is reasonable because the common link are the spike proteins from infection and from those vaccines. There is likely overlap between long COVID symptoms and COVID vaccine adverse health impacts.

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Joel S. Hirschhorn is the author of Pandemic Blunder: Fauci and Public Health Blocked Early Home COVID Treatment, Delusional Democracy - Fixing the Republic Without Overthrowing the Government and several other books, as well as hundreds of (more...)

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