It would certainly be easier if COVID wasn’t so serious, but unfortunately it is a very real and dangerous virus. There have been more than 300 million cases worldwide, and over 5 million people have died. As many as half of COVID survivors experience “long COVID,” or lingering symptoms up to 6 months after recovery.

Two locals share their experience with “long COVID” in an interview with the Star-Advertiser. You can read their story at

SOURCES: (Yale University) (Penn State University)

Updated 02/16/2022