The New Normal: Children and chronic symptoms after COVID-19

This morning, News 12's Elizabeth Hashagen was joined by Dr. Jay Berger, chairman of pediatrics at ProHEALTH Care, and Jess and Morgan Randall, who is a long-haul COVID-19 patient.

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Jun 21, 2021, 2:08 PM

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This morning, News 12's Elizabeth Hashagen was joined by Dr. Jay Berger, chairman of pediatrics at ProHEALTH Care, and Jess and Morgan Randall, who is a long-haul COVID-19 patient.
Hundreds of thousands of Americans have sought medical care for post-COVID-19 health problems that they had not been diagnosed with before becoming infected with the virus, according to the largest study to date of long-term symptoms in COVID-19 patients. What are doctors seeing, and what have doctors learned?
What was it like having COVID-19? And what happened after you recovered?
Dr. Jay Berger talks about what he is seeing with his patients, how long the symptoms can last, and vaccines’ effects:
Studies show that up to 40% of children in Italy and approximately 15-20% of children in England are experiencing "long-haul" COVID-19 symptoms. Are we doing enough in the United States to check on how many children are being affected?


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