While the initial concerns with the COVID pandemic were handling acute illnesses and minimizing deaths, by early summer it had become apparent that some (perhaps many) COVID survivors were experiencing slow recoveries, and prolonged (and sometimes severe) sequelae.
Some `recovered’ patients have been left with lung, heart, or kidney damage while others have experienced lingering neurological manifestations ranging from relatively mild (headaches, dizziness, anosmia, mild confusion, etc.) to more profound (seizures, stupor, loss of consciousness, etc.) to potentially fatal (ischemic stroke, cerebral hemorrhage, muscle injury (rhabdomyolysis), etc.).
Some experts have suggested we may see huge increases in COVID-19 related heart failure and neurological diseases in the years ahead.