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Long-haulers share experiences with COVID-19 symptoms long after diagnosis

News 12's Samantha Crawford is diving deep into the issue of long-haulers and what the Westchester Medical Center is doing to help hundreds of them.

News 12 Staff

Mar 17, 2021, 3:28 AM

Updated 1,189 days ago


Many people who have had COVID-19 are still experiencing symptoms long after their diagnosis.
Ashley Pugliese, of Fishkill, is what doctors refer to as a long-hauler.
She was infected with COVID-19 last March. She suffered inflammation, brain fog and always felt anxious.
Pugliese says she is still not herself one year later and feels like she aged overnight.
She lost hair - some turned white - and has had to relearn how to walk, how to hold things and sometimes suddenly becomes drenched in sweat.
The Westchester Medical Center says it is treating hundreds of these patients.
Doctors say they don’t know why some people suffer symptoms like this and others do not.
They do say most long-haulers are women, and that many only had mild to moderate COVID-19 cases - not severe.

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