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How long COVID is shedding light on other mysterious (and lonely) chronic illnesses

Writer Meghan O'Rourke says long COVID-19 and other chronic illnesses put a heavy burden on patients, who have to "testify to the reality of their own illness." Her new book is The Invisible Kingdom.

"Long COVID is characterized by a wide variety of symptoms that persist long after the initial infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus," says Meghan O'Rourke, author of The Invisible Kingdom. Fanatic Studio/Getty Images/Collection Mix: Sub hide caption

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How long COVID sheds light on other mysterious (and lonely) chronic illnesses

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From WHYY in Philadelphia