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COVID-19 “long-haulers” cope with lasting virus symptoms – CBS News

A dedicated marathon runner is having to relearn how to breathe after contracting the coronavirus.

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Millions of Americans are battling lingering symptoms of COVID-19 — months after being diagnosed with the disease. An estimated 5 to 10% of COVID patients are “long haulers” who feel endlessly trapped in the virus’ grip.
After enduring COVID-19 in December, 38-year-old Camille Hlavka, a dedicated marathon runner, now often gasps for breath. Her most cherished activities are a struggle, including story time with her 2-year-old son Reid.
“This happens a lot when I try to speak for longer sentences,”…

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