You might get more joy out of swampash in reading that. I know the article is on the RAI website but it's in German - there are a couple of Italian regions which are German-speaking as a first language.Sid wrote: ↑10 months agoFub, what do you make of this? Research suggests corona causes permanent lung damage
https://www.rainews.it/tgr/tagesschau/a ... ce61c.html
From a purely personal opinion, i'd say it's all still a bit early to nail down definite long-term effects and I would suggest that this sort of - and i have seen it documented elsewhere - effect is more on the severe side of the scale. Certainly the respiratory effects of Covid-19 are as a result of viruses killing cells in the lungs and, on top of that, the body's immune response to tissue damage and inflammation (i.e. pneumonia) so lung damage is a given. Whether or not this is a permanent effect is, I think, difficult to be sure of right now. It certainly wouldn't surprise me if the more severe cases left a more severe legacy for the victim.
I do have one anecdotal account that's relevant here. My sister had a pretty unpleasant experience with what must have been Covid-19. I say must have been because, despite her eventually calling 111 and being advised to go to hospital, she was never actually tested (surprise surprise) and sent back home after a lung-function check. She's still (over a couple of weeks later) experiencing difficulty with her breathing although it doesn't appear to be too debilitating for her... just that she doesn't feel 100% i guess.
The WHO seem to be saying - with a caveat on it, of course, being limited data so far - that more severe cases can take 3-6 weeks to recover fully after the worst symptoms clear up.