Last June we surveyed 295 members of our panel, with respondents across Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, and the United States. All respondents had previously tested positive with COVID-19.
M3 gained insight into the consequences of contracting the virus, the symptoms that can linger for months afterwards, and the uncertainty of when these symptoms will subside.
The research appears to indicate that having long-term symptoms is not linked to how ill you are when first contracting COVID-19, as people who had mild symptoms at first have long-term problems.
This presents more challenges to healthcare systems around the world, as they will have to adapt to a new reality where treatment will be needed for patients with long-lasting consequences of COVID-19. This could be in the form of specialist rehabilitation services, or a service that specialises in the specific symptoms the long COVID patient has.
See the preliminary results of our survey.