Many long COVID patients have struggled with mental illness – and felt their symptoms and needs dismissed. As a result, some “long-haulers” have become advocates and researchers, forming collaboratives to gather data and hunt for treatments. They’ve been joined by sympathetic specialists known as long COVID clinicians, who have set up medical centers dedicated to recovery.
Author Archives: Betsy Ladyzhets
Betsy Ladyzhets is a data journalist and science writer based in Brooklyn, who runs the COVID-19 Data Dispatch, a publication on tracking the pandemic. A specialist in data reporting, she has a BA in science and English from Barnard College. She has received an award for Young Botanist of the Year from the Botanical Society of America and the Hermann Botanical Prize from the Barnard College biology department. She has also received an award for science fiction writing from the Science Fiction Poetry Association.