“Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a contagious form of the virus SARS-CoV-2. Scientists identified the first known case in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.[6] The disease quickly spread worldwide and evolved into a pandemic.

COVID‑19 patients may display symptoms such as fever,[7] cough, headache,[8] fatigue, breathing difficultiesloss of smell, and loss of taste.[9][10][11]  Such symptoms commonly appear one to fourteen days after exposure to the virus. At least a third of infected people do not develop noticeable symptoms.[12] Of those who develop symptoms noticeable enough to be classified as patients, most (81%) develop mild to moderate symptoms (up to mild pneumonia), while 14% develop severe symptoms (dyspneahypoxia, or more than 50% lung involvement on imaging), and 5% develop critical symptoms (respiratory failureshock, or multiorgan dysfunction).[13]

Older people are at a higher risk of developing severe symptoms. Some people continue to experience a range of effects (long COVID) for years after infection, and damage to organs has been observed.[14] Many organizations have launched Multi-year studies to further investigate the long-term effects of the disease.[15] “

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