AUGUSTA (WGME) – A new study is shining a light on long-COVID.
This new data, from a sample of nearly 10,000 Americans, including Mainers, finds that certain symptoms of long-COVID occur together, and the condition is more severe for those infected prior to the omicron variant.
The study identified 12 key symptoms related to long-COVID, including fatigue, brain fog, loss of smell or taste and chronic cough.
Of those studied, nearly 9,000 had COVID and a little more than 1,000 did not.
Other findings of the study suggest those who were unvaccinated, or who got COVID more than once, were more likely to have long-COVID and have more severe cases.