Getting, feeling, and staying sick

What is Long-COVID?

How does one get Long-COVID?


Scientists are using the term post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 (PASC) to study the potential consequences of a SARS-CoV-2 infection. More commonly, PASC is called Long-COVID or Post-COVID.  

What does Long-COVID feel like?

These and other symptoms have been reported by people with Long-COVID.

Who gets

While many people are suffering the long term effects of Long-COVID, racial and ethnic minority groups have been hardest hit.

Source: CDC COVID Data Tracker

Previous COVID studies

Efficacy and Safety of Sarilumab for Hospitalized Patients with COVID-19

March – Sep 2020

This study determined if a study drug called sarilumab could decrease the amount of time a person has COVID-19 symptoms. 


Predictors of Severe COVID-19 Outcomes (PRESCO)

May – Aug 2020

This study sought to understand the process of developing acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS: a condition in which fluid collects in the lungs’ air sacs, depriving organs of oxygen) in patients with COVID-19. Understanding this process helped prioritize patients with a high risk of progression to ARDS or death for earlier and more aggressive intervention.


ACTIV-4c: COVID-19 Thrombosis Prevention Trials: Post-hospital Thromboprophylaxis

2021 – present

ACTIV-4c is a study to learn more about preventing blood clots in COVID-19 patients, which appears to be higher than for patients who do not have COVID-19. The purpose of this study is to compare people who take a low-dose blood thinner after leaving the hospital with people who do not.