This is the Scariest Part About COVID-19

And it’s not mortality.

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So why are we still in denial?

Why do we care so much about a virus that has a 99% survival rate?

Let me start by saying that you’re only partially right about that 99% survival rate.

It’s been less than a year since COVID-19 made its debut, and that affects the statistics.

COVID-19 is also highly manageable — we’re just choosing not to manage it.

But the scariest part about COVID-19 is that we have no idea what its long-term health effects are.

We need to think about what’s unknown about COVID-19, and the frightening long-term effects it can have on us.

Many COVID-19 patients still had fatigue, shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness, headaches, and confusion for months after recovering.

Chronic fatigue and brain fog are also possible effects of COVID-19.

Even children, who are supposedly the lowest-risk group in regards to COVID-19, can experience horrifying consequences to the disease.

Here’s the bottom line: there’s a lot that we don’t know, and it’s best to be cautious.

Writer. Creator. Teacher. Feminist. Just trying to spread love, talk about equity, and be a good human. She/her. Follow me on Instagram @brooklynxreece!

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