Long COVID Questioned As Just ‘Loneliness’ And Lack Of Exercise

  • Symptoms attributed to “long COVID” may have nothing to do with the coronavirus infection in adolescents and young adults, according to a new peer-reviewed study that calls into question massive federal outlays for research into the largely self-reported condition marked by fatigue, shortness of breath and brain fog.
  • Published Thursday in the Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open, the “prospective cohort study” tracked hundreds of Norwegians ages 12-25, not hospitalized, who underwent extensive examinations when they were tested for COVID and then again at a six-month followup.