New data reveals a third of COVID patients suffer lingering symptoms that last for months | 7.30

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    While most people recover from coronavirus, new data shows up to a third can suffer lingering symptoms lasting for months. It is called long COVID, and medical experts are struggling to understand and treat the condition.

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