The illness that lingers: Many COVID-19 patients just can't shake it off

Professor Tania Sorrell says even in milder cases, some patients are still battling symptoms such as fatigue months after diagnosis

Evidence of the long-term health effects of COVID-19 is emerging in Australia as some patients struggle to fully recover from their illness. 

Professor Tania Sorrell.

Professor Tania Sorrell, director of infectious disease services at Sydney’s Westmead Hospital, says that intensive care patients not only face the common complication of muscle atrophy, but also lasting damage to organs as the virus attacks their