Welcome to the Post-COVID Recovery blog. Most people fully recover from COVID-19 in 3 weeks. Some people continue to have symptoms much longer. These symptoms are varied and continue for varying lengths of time. The most common symptoms are fatigue, pain, shortness of breath, and a loss of smell and taste.

Follow the Post-COVID Recovery expert blog for the latest developments, research trials, resources, and information about the coronavirus, long-term effects, and recovery.

What we think we know: Upcoming Research

Post COVID symptoms are similar to those that have been seen after other viral infections. It is likely that these symptoms are driven by immune system changes  following the COVID infection. Like other post-viral syndromes, most people get better on their own.  However, some people may have chronic fatigue and other ongoing symptoms. Why this happens is being studied. With better understanding of how this illness progresses, we hope to learn how prevent symptoms and develop better treatment options.

Mayo Clinic researchers are conducting clinical trials to learn more about coronavirus, including post-COVID recovery.

See all Mayo Clinic COVID-19 related studies


Mayo Clinic Post-COVID-19 Syndrome Research

Vanichkachorn G, Newcomb R, Cowl CT, Murad MH, Breeher L, Miller S,
Trenary M, Neveau D, Higgins S, Post COVID-19 Syndrome (Long Haul Syndrome): Description of a
Multidisciplinary Clinic at the Mayo Clinic and Characteristics of the Initial Patient Cohort, Mayo Clinic
Proceedings (2021), doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mayocp.2021.04.024. Watch the Media Coverage.

Shouman, K., Vanichkachorn, G., Cheshire, W.P. et al. Autonomic dysfunction following COVID-19 infection: an early experience. Clin Auton Res (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10286-021-00803-8 Read the Patient Summary.

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