As Delta numbers continue to surge, some patients are still working to recover from the first round of COVID-19 weeks and months after having the virus. Vanderbilt University Medical Center opened its doors to a clinic specifically dedicated to these patients roughly five months ago. So far, Vanderbilt reports brain fog, fatigue, and cognitive impairment as some of the biggest long-hauler symptoms.
“They can’t remember tasks; they often have trouble with completing a task and trouble concentrating. They also can have trouble with word-finding, so many of them have difficulty with speech,” Dr. Sapna Kripalani, Assistant Professor of Medicine at VUMC.