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https://www.dw.com/en/covid-19-recovered-patients-have-partially-reduced-lung-function/a-52859671

"In some patients, lung function could decline by about 20 to 30% after recovery," says Dr. Owen Tsang Tak-yin, medical director of the Infectious Diseases Centre at Princess Margaret Hospital in Hong Kong."

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When I read an interview with a Australian pro swimmer aged 30 something, claiming that the disease took all his strength to go endure, and that even after the virus left his body, he experiences shortness of breath and walking for moderate distances tires him immensely, I knew there will be hidden costs to pay. So do not repeat after some simpletons that it is "just like flu", if you are vulnerable, assess your chances without wishful thinking and don't take any unnecessary risks. 

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https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/04/survivors-severe-covid-19-beating-virus-just-beginning

COVID-19’s immediate assault on the body is extensive. It targets the lungs, but a lack of oxygen and widespread inflammation can also damage the kidneys, liver, heart, brain, and other organs. Although it’s too early to say what lasting disabilities COVID-19 survivors will face, clues come from studies of severe pneumonia—an infection that inflames the air sacs in the lungs, as COVID-19 does. Some of these infections progress to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), in which those sacs fill with fluid. That condition sometimes leads to scarring that can cause long-term breathing problems, Ferrante says, but studies show that most ARDS patients eventually recover their lung function.

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