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Who are the COVID ‘Long-Haulers’ — Answers May be Surprising


Jane Storie contracted COVID-19 a year ago and it was a “mild” case that included loss of taste and smell.  But that was not the end. It was the beginning.

In October 2020, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Regional One Health partnered in establishing the COVID-19 Follow-up Clinic.

Dr. Cyrilyn Walters is director of the clinic. She says they have seen about 400 patients in a year’s time. Many of them are female and ages 20-50. Many studies also show a higher incidence in women than men.

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