Among the different facets of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that are still covered with uncertainty, the long-term sequelae that appear after infection stand out. Multiple scientists from different parts of the world are closely monitoring patients to find out how they evolve over time and how the effects of the disease could be prevented or treated. The United States has bet heavily on the investigation of this matter. Last December, the US Congress allocated more than a billion dollars to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to fund for four years projects studying the long-term health consequences of SARS-CoV-2 infection.
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