Health & Science

Long COVID: Tell us how it’s impacting your life

Houston Public Media is looking to further report on the ripple effects Long COVID is having in people’s lives, whether financial, educational, physical or emotional.

Man in a white protective mask, looking outside through a window, during recovery from COVID illness in home.
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Man in a white protective mask, looking outside through a window, during recovery from COVID illness in home.

Millions of adults and children are reporting lingering COVID symptoms after an initial infection.

The most recent CDC Household Pulse Survey says around 15 percent of Texans ages 18 and up are in this category. These after-effects run the gamut from cardiovascular to pulmonary to neurological and mental health. While doctors and researchers are searching for a root cause and effective treatments, Long COVID is pulling Texans away from their daily lives, jobs, school, friends and family.