For those of us paying good attention to early scientific publications, this was already quite clear in February. The scar tissue appeared in clinical surveys in (smaller) groups of patients. I have warned many, many times on social media about this. The risk is not just in the mortality but in the long debilitating chronic problems.
I keep reminding people online they are so focused on what we’ve seen thus far without considering maintained deaths and long term complication deaths bc of lung scarring and central nervous system damage People are out here complaining about sending monthly stimulus checks, but it’s going to be a hell of a lot more expensive to pay out lifetime SSDI for a good chunk of these long COVID patients.