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Connections: Discussing long-term COVID-19 cases

When we talk about COVID-19, often we use two categories: those who have died, and those who have survived. But this hour, we examine the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on survivors of all ages. This is a body of research still unfolding, and there are many unanswered questions. But there are now enough cases of long-term COVID-19 impact to inspire researchers and to inspire a social media meme under the hashtag "Long COVID." The research raises concerns: almost 60 percent of mild COVID-19 cases have ongoing symptoms at a three-month followup. 

This hour, we hear from long-term COVID-19 patients, and we ask doctors to describe what we do know and what we don't know about the way COVID-19 affects the body over time. Our guests:

  • Athena Akrami, COVID-19 survivor
  • Sara Matteson, COVID-19 survivor
  • Dr. Laurie Beth Lerner, M.D., pulmonologist at Rochester Regional Health  
  • Dr. Anthony Pietropaoli, M.D., vice chief and professor of pulmonary diseases and critical care at the University of Rochester Medical Center 
  • Renee Madathil, Ph.D., assistant professor and inpatient rehabilitation neuropsychologist at the University of Rochester Medical Center 
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.

Connections with Evan Dawson

Connections is our daily, live talk show. It airs live weekdays, noon-2 p.m., and re-airs at 9 and 10 p.m. You can also find us wherever you find your podcasts.

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