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Associate Professor of Medicine at @IUMedSchool. COVID-19, patient experiences, computational data analytics, health communication. Opinions my own.
26 Sep 20
1. Many people suffering from long-term #COVID19 symptoms are being told - it's just anxiety, it's acid reflux, there's nothing wrong with you - even as research shows COVID-19 damages the heart, brain, & vascular system. Why is this happening?
2. This is the first time this virus has invaided the human body. We are just learning how it spreads, how it attacks the body, and the damage it does to our health. COVID-19 patients are first-hand experts in this new disease. So why do they encounter so much disbelief?
3. This disbelief has happened many times before. #LymeDisease, #chronicfatigue, Post-intensive Care Syndrome, and so many other diseases are life altering for those who have it. And met with skepticism by those who don't. COVID-19 is novel and world-wide, but here we are again.
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