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ABC News 31 Jul 2020

Long-term heart effects of COVID-19

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Dr. Jen Ashton shares the latest findings on the connection between cardiac complications and the coronavirus.


As the nation and economy continue to face the unprecedented challenges of COVID-19, many colleges and universities are delaying plans to begin their fall semesters with in-person instruction to limit the risk of spreading the virus. With several states now experiencing spikes of coronavirus cases, particularly among young adults, school administrators are examining more cautious strategies to employ such as online learning and canceling athletic events altogether. Washington Post Live will examine the outsized impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the U.S. higher education system from students to faculty and what the college experience could look like in the years to come. Spelman College president Mary Schmidt Campbell and Montgomery College president DeRionne P. Pollard will discuss the many challenges and decisions facing American colleges right now. Join the conversation on Thursday, Aug. 13 at 3:00 p.m. ET.
More than 15 million people have now been infected with the new coronavirus worldwide.
Most have recovered, but doctors are still trying to work out the extent of long-term damage.
In the third part of our series, we look at the research into what effects patients can expect.
Al Jazeera's Jonah Hull reports from East Kilbride in the west of Scotland.
Britain has announced it's putting over $10 million into a new study to examine the long-term impact of COVID-19 on patients.

The disease causes not just severe respiratory issues. It can also produce a variety of physical and mental challenges that are very hard to shake. That's given rise to the term "long haulers."
Mara Gay of The New York Times, a coronavirus survivor, talks about the long road to recovery for the nation because of the coronavirus pandemic. Aired on 7/14/2020.

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