The Lingering Effects of COVID-19

Sarah Swank, Counsel, Nixon Peabody LLP, speaks with Ann Parker, Emily Brigham, and Alba Azola, Assistant Professors at Johns Hopkins University and co-founders and co-directors of the Johns Hopkins Post-Acute COVID-19 Team Clinic, about the work they are doing related to the long-term effects of COVID-19. They discuss how the pandemic has changed the practice of medicine, particularly the rise of telemedicine and its impact on the delivery of patient care. They also talk about some of the long-term cognitive and physical impairments seen in some COVID-19 patients, the resources that need to be devoted to caring for this unique population of “long haulers,” and the pandemic’s more long-lasting effects on the science of medicine.