Tommy: COVID-19 "long-haulers" still dealing with symptoms months later

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I think there is a feeling among some, perhaps even many, that your Covid-19 possibilities are asymptomatic, something like a cold or death. But that is not the case.

I don’t know about you, but I HATE to be sick. Who doesn’t? A cold is bad. A bad cold is even worse. Most rational people would do anything they could to avoid getting sick. So why is it different when it comes to the novel coronavirus? Not only is it non-sensical, it’s dangerous to you and to others.

We had Diana Berrent on this morning, founder of Survivor Corps, to talk about the many otherwise healthy people who are still alive but still suffering from the effects of Covid-19. They’re colloquially referred to as “long haulers.” Diana is losing too much weight and still dealing with gastrointestinal problems like nausea and diarrhea. Numerous others are battling fatigue, cough, headaches, body aches, chills, fever, loss of taste, loss of smell, sore throat and more. The point is Covid-19 can cause you a lot of long-term problems even if you get a mild case, so we all need to protect ourselves and each other.

I see people in the gym walking around without masks as if they’re invincible because they’re healthy. THAT’S NOT TRUE. You could find yourself not being able to work out for months and losing all of those muscles you worked so hard to build. That would suck, wouldn’t it?

Wear a mask and keep your distance. That’s all that’s being asked of you. Is it really that hard?