What are the risks of permanent injury from COVID?
post by Daniel Kokotajlo (daniel-kokotajlo)
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I'm in my late twenties. I can easily find estimates of the risk of death, but I'm having trouble figuring out what the risk of permanent injury (e.g. fatigue) is. I figure someone on LW has probably already looked into this, so I thought I'd ask.
answer by Adele Lopez
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Pulmonary fibrosis seems to be a fairly common outcome of COVID19 (especially if you needed hospitalization). According to Wikipedia, "Life expectancy is generally less than five years."
comment by Rob Bensinger (RobbBB)
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The last time I saw it mentioned that COVID-19 can cause pulmonary fibrosis, it was in the context of autopsies. Do we have any more evidence about whether fibrosis is occurring in survivors, and if so about how common it is?
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