Support for LAist comes from
True LA stories, powered by you
Stay Connected

Share This

News

Medical Problems Can Linger Months After COVID-19 Infection

5fb70cf9bef47b0008899282-eight.jpg
Toban Nichols in April, after he spent a month in bed and lost 25 pounds while sick with COVID-19. (Courtesy of Toban Nichols)
Our reporting is free for everyone, but it’s not free to make.
LAist only exists with reader support. If you're in a position to give, your donation powers our reporters and keeps us independent.

Some people who caught the coronavirus early in the pandemic are still struggling with medical issues several months later.

“It's just such a strange phenomenon that you sort of just go a little foggy, you just sort of can't concentrate,” said Toban Nichols, an L.A. artist who contracted the virus in March.

Eight months later, he still has breathing problems and gets fatigued, along with the bouts of “brain fog.”

Nichols is one of the thousands of coronavirus patients who’ve experienced long-term neurological problems.

Support for LAist comes from

Cases like Nichols’ don’t fit neatly into county health officials’ data sets that tally cases, deaths, hospitalizations, and recoveries, and doctors are searching for answers as more patients report post-coronavirus cognitive impairment.

READ TOBAN'S FULL STORY HERE:

Our news is free on LAist. To make sure you get our coverage: Sign up for our daily coronavirus newsletter. To support our non-profit public service journalism: Donate Now.