The Cruel Reality of Long Covid-19
This episode contains strong language.
Ivan Agerton of Bainbridge Island, Wash., was usually unflappable. A 50-year-old adventure photographer and former marine, he has always been known to be calm in a crisis.
Soon after testing positive for the coronavirus this fall, he began experiencing psychosis. He spent Christmas in a psychiatric ward.
Today, we hear from Ivan and look at the potential long-term neurological effects of the Covid-19
Guest: Pam Belluck, a health and science reporter for The New York Times.
- A small number of coronavirus patients have reported severe psychotic symptoms. Most had no history of mental illness.
- Some people experiencing long-term Covid-19 symptoms are feeling better after getting the vaccine, but it is too soon to tell whether the shots have a broad beneficial effect on patients with continuing issues.
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