Some long Covid-19 patients feel better after the vaccine dose

A survey of 345 people, mostly women and mostly in the UK, found that two weeks or more after their second vaccine dose, 93 felt slightly better and 18 normal – a total of 32 per cent reporting improved symptoms of long covid.

In that survey, by London-based filmmaker Geez Meddinger, who experienced post-covidian symptoms, 61 people, less than 18 percent, felt worse, most of whom reported a slight decline in their condition. About half – 172 people – reported no different emotions.

In another survey, conducted by Survivor Corps, a group of more than 150,000 Kovid survivors, found that 225 of the 577 respondents improved slightly as of March 17, while 270 saw no change and 82 felt worse.

Jim Golen, 55, of Saginaw, Mig, feels that some of his long covid symptoms have worsened since his vaccination. Mr. Golen, a former hospice nurse who also owns a small farm, has had months of difficulty getting blood clots in his lungs, chest pain, brain fog, insomnia and difficulty breathing with any exertion. Late last year, after seeing some doctors, “I was finally starting to recover,” he said.

After receiving a second dose of the Pfizer vaccine in mid-January, he said, his chest burning and shortness of breath have returned with revenge, especially if he taxed himself from activities to collect sap from maple trees on the farm. However, Mr Golen said he was “very happy” to be vaccinated, stressing that the effects of covid were bad and that it was crucial to prevent it.