One survey of 345 individuals, largely girls and largely in Britain, discovered that two weeks or extra after their first vaccine dose, 93 felt barely higher and 18 felt again to regular — a complete of 32 p.c reporting improved lengthy Covid signs.
In that survey, by Gez Medinger, a London-based filmmaker who has skilled post-Covid signs, 61 individuals, just below 18 p.c, felt worse, most of them reporting solely a slight decline of their situation. Practically half — 172 individuals — reported feeling no completely different.
One other survey, by Survivor Corps, a gaggle of over 150,000 Covid survivors, discovered that as of March 17, 225 of 577 respondents reported some enchancment, whereas 270 felt no change and 82 felt worse.
Jim Golen, 55, of Saginaw, Minn., feels some lengthy Covid signs have worsened since his vaccination. Mr. Golen, a former hospice nurse who additionally has a small farm, had skilled months of issue, together with blood clots in his lungs, chest ache, mind fog, insomnia and shortness of breath with any exertion. Late final 12 months, after seeing a number of medical doctors, “I used to be lastly beginning to get higher,” he stated.
Since receiving the second dose of the Pfizer vaccine in mid-January, he stated, his chest burning and shortness of breath have returned with a vengeance, particularly if he taxes himself with actions like accumulating sap from the maple timber on his farm. Nonetheless, Mr. Golen stated he was “very completely happy” to be vaccinated, emphasizing that the consequences of Covid had been worse and stopping it’s essential.