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Number of COVID long-haulers who were never hospitalized surprises researchers


Jerry Holt, Star Tribune

Caleb Laurent, 16, took a stress test at Minneapolis Children's, as Dr. Christopher Carter and technician Carly Horner looked on. He has had continued inflammation and damage to organs after COVID-19.

Larry Farber couldn't walk a mile last month without stopping three times to catch his breath, the aftereffect of a COVID-19 illness so severe that the 64-year-old was hospitalized twice and received powerful steroids and oxygen support to breathe.

Amy Crnecki wasn't hospitalized for COVID-19, but the 38-year-old still can't dance with her daughter without fear of crushing fatigue.

"I just want to be able to play outside with my kids," she said, "and play a game of basketball and not feel winded and feel like, 'I shouldn't have done that.' "


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