For Some, Covid Illness Lingers
After more than a year of restrictions, Connecticut – now 59 percent fully vaccinated –is moving toward a post-pandemic society. Beaches are filling up, restaurants are getting booked, and students have signed off Zoom school.
But one group has been left behind – COVID long-haulers. This hour, we talk with physicians about new treatment and therapies at COVID recovery clinics. We also learn about the promise of repurposed drugs; and the urgent need for funding clinical trials for drug repurposing, as the virus continues to mutate around the world.
- Diana Berrent - recovering long-COVID patient, and founder, Survivor Corps
- Dr. Sharagim Kemp - Director of the Nuvance Health COVID Recovery Program in Western Connecticut and New York
- Dr. Naftali Kaminski - Chief of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine; set up Yale's Long COVID Clinic in 2020
- Jeffrey Aeschlimann - Associate Professor, UConn School of Pharmacy
Cat Pastor contributed to this program.