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Inside Edition 22 Jul 2020

80,000 Still With COVID-19 Symptoms Join Facebook Group


A Facebook support group with 80,000 people has become a refuge for survivors of COVID-19 who have lingering symptoms months after their diagnosis. Nurse Diana Berrent started the group back in March, and has since seen membership take off. Inside Edition spoke to 10 members of the "Survivor Corps" in a Zoom interview. From the coughs, you can hear they continue to suffer from symptoms. But the online community has allowed them to find support.

President Trump announced in a tweet on Friday that he and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the coronavirus. The tweet sparked a flurry of messages from other world leaders, including British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who was diagnosed with COVID-19 himself back in March. CBS News foreign correspondent Charlie D'Agata joined CBSN with more on Johnson's battle with the virus and how the British government handled it.
Researchers have found that children with coronavirus infection may display a very wide range of symptoms. People can request a test if they have a new continuous cough, fever or loss of taste or smell, but research by Queen's University Belfast found that diarrhoea and vomiting were more common symptoms in children with Covid-19. And preliminary findings by King's College London are that skin rashes, headaches and fatigue are among other signs that could indicate infection. Our medical editor Fergus Walsh reports.
President Trump, who is still infected and contagious with COVID-19, returned to the Oval Office against the advice of some aides urging him to recuperate in the White House residence instead.
This weekend, the U.S. will surpass 200,000 deaths from Covid-19. Lester Holt reflects on the lives lost and how our understanding of the coronavirus has evolved.

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