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"More Women are Reporting ‘Long-haul’ COVID Symptoms. Doctors Aren’t Sure Why"

The Washington Post interviewed Dr. Joann Elmore, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of health policy and management, about why more women than men are reporting ‘long-haul’ COVID symptoms

Friday, February 5, 2021

It’s been a year since neuroscientist and neurologist Dona Kim Murphey came down with COVID-19.

In February 2020, she began suffering sudden and extreme bouts of drowsiness. She struggled through vision changes, mild breathing problems, chest discomfort, a rash, a sour stomach. For one day, she experienced severe abdominal pain.

“I literally thought that was the moment I was going to die,” Kim Murphey said, adding that she gathered her family to express that she wanted a do-not-resuscitate order.