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New study to research long-term effects of COVID

Posted at 12:55 PM, Feb 24, 2021

The National Institutes of Health is launching a new initiative to research the long-term effects of COVID-19.

A study published Friday found 30% of people who have had COVID-19 still have symptoms nine months after infection.

Scientists refer to this phenomenon as a post-acute sequel of SARS-CoV2 infection, or PASC.

In December, the federal government gave the NIH $1.5 billion over four years to study the long-term consequences of COVID.