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Knowing and recognizing the post COVID-19 or “long COVID” syndrome

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Knowing and recognizing the post COVID-19 or “long COVID” syndrome

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Simon Décary is a researcher at the Patient-Centered Rehabilitation Research Laboratory at the University of Sherbrooke and studies the phenomenon of long COVID.PHOTO: Simon Decary

The post COVID-19 syndrome that many call the “long covid” would affect between 10 and 20% of patients with coronavirus according to studies carried out on a planetary scale.

People who suffer from it have various symptoms: great fatigue, shortness of breath, muscle aches, headaches, etc.

However, the Government of Quebec does not have any data, even preliminary, on the post COVID-19 syndrome. People who suffer from it feel very alone, even forgotten by their government.

A researcher from the University of Sherbrooke decided to take an interest in the question: Simon Décary, from the Laboratory for Research on Patient-Centred Rehabilitation.

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We discussed it with him.

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