The Emerging Links Between Covid-19 and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome may hold keys to understanding post-Covid syndrome

Markham Heid
Elemental

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An illustration of a fatigued person, lying down on a bench and dreaming of a brighter day.
Illustration: Virginia Gabrielli

Almost everyone is familiar with the short-term symptoms of an acute SARS-CoV-2 infection. These include a fever, cough, breathing problems, fatigue, diarrhea, and other flu-like symptoms. While some doctors have raised alarms

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Markham Heid
Elemental

I’m a frequent contributor at TIME, the New York Times, and other media orgs. I write mostly about health and science. I like long walks and the Grateful Dead.