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Dozens of millions of people across the country are infected with COVID-19. Almost half a million have died. Given the lack of chronic testing, millions more were likely infected and never diagnosed. Some of the infected develop long-term effects and suffer from persistent symptoms for weeks to months – or perhaps even longer.
Sometimes the symptoms seem to be direct extensions of the disease, such as persistent shortness of breath, coughing, and / or chest pain. In other cases, symptoms may be less obvious, such as: B. Fatigue and difficulty concentrating, also known as "brain fog".
So far it is unclear how many people will suffer from "prolonged COVID", although it is clear that it can affect people regardless of whether they have had a mild, moderate or severe illness. A project to track COVID symptoms in the UK estimates that 10 percent of those infected have symptoms beyond two weeks. A survey conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 35 percent of symptomatic adults had not returned to their previous health two to three weeks after testing positive. CDC researchers only looked at previously healthy people ages 18 to 34 in this survey and found that 20 percent had persistent symptoms. According to other studies, people hospitalized with COVID-19 may have a much higher risk of long-term COVID.
Regardless of the exact percentages, the absolute number of people with long-term effects will be substantial, likely in the millions – only in the US. The virus has spread widely, so even a small slice is still a large number of people. Researchers are preparing for a massive wave of persistent illnesses following the pandemic. And they are working quickly to understand as much as possible about long-term COVID – what is causing it, who is getting it and, most importantly, how to treat it.
But they cut out their work for them. With some early reports pointing to nondescript symptoms like fatigue, it can be difficult to disentangle long-term COVID cases from other health problems. And given the testing barriers in the US, there are likely many people with long-standing COVID who never tested positive for the virus initially, which poses the challenge for doctors to diagnose them after the fact.
Basically, there is this enormous new patient population that is so poorly identified and so poorly understood right now that it could include almost anyone with the vague symptoms.
Do you see the marketing potential here? Gwyneth Paltrow sure does.
In a recent blog post, Paltrow revealed that she caught COVID-19 "early" in the pandemic and is now suffering from long-term COVID. In particular, she says she experienced fatigue and brain fog after being infected. It is very unfortunate and she has our sincere condolences. Fortunately, she seems to be very good at managing her persistent illness, staying physically active, being social beyond the zoom, focusing on improving the appearance of her skin, and being involved in creative business projects.
In fact, she even found an evidence-free, but certainly effective, treatment regimen for her long-term COVID. And she'd love to tell you in a post loaded with products from her lifestyle e-commerce brand Goop and affiliate links.
To help the regime develop, the actor who became a dealer in exploding vagina candles (of course) consulted a chiropractor. Chiropractor Will Cole put Paltrow on a fasting and keto diet that is somewhat "plant-based" except that it contains "fish and a few other meats." In addition to this "free run" diet, Paltrow also swallows a fistful of $ 102 worth of vitamins and supplements mixed with a $ 60 "detox" powder and water.
Although Paltrow says she felt "energetic, healthier" before she even started dieting, Cole informed her that because of her "labs" she needed a lot of healing that will take "longer than usual". Because who needs a short-term proof of performance when you can register for an indefinite period of expensive, unproven long-term treatment that … one day … will probably pay off?
In addition to Cole's protocol, the chief gooper has come up with some methods of his own to help alleviate her long-standing COVID symptoms. Despite battling fatigue, she says she has energy and has exercised in the mornings, including lots of hiking. To keep hiking, she supports a pair of hiking shoes worth $ 220, a tank top for $ 145, and a gold necklace worth $ 8,600. (Yes, you read that right.) Apparently Paltrow has a thing for wearing necklaces, often several at a time. "But this ($ 8,600) is perfect for a hike," she writes.
When she's not climbing mountains to battle her COVID fatigue, she focuses her foggy mind on making sure her skin looks good for her many Zoom meetings. She is only promoting four products for this part of her long COVID regime. It's a $ 500 infrared sauna blanket, $ 98 oil, $ 125 serum, and $ 125 acid peel overnight.
And after all those expensive training, skincare, and video conferencing, Paltrow relaxes in a $ 125 Goop University t-shirt and a $ 32 cocktail served in a $ 112 glass.
And there you have it, dear readers. Gwyneth Paltrow has long nailed COVID.