And this appears to be ‘good’ if not best case scenario too. Bob Wachter describes his wife’s experiences with long COVID:
It feels a little realer to me because my wife has long COVID. She’s a very high functioning journalist. She got COVID about a year ago. She will say to you, “I don’t have long COVID.” If you were speaking to her now–she’s a lot smarter than I am–you would not know [she has long COVID]. But she hits a wall most days at around 1 or 2 in the afternoon, and needs to take a nap. She’ll forget appointments, when she never did before.
And when look at the spectrum of long COVID, there are people who are disabled by it, but I think more people look like her.
It just has diminished her quality of life. It’s worth thinking about that as you weigh risks and benefits.
This is not a good outcome. I don’t want to be like a person in his mid-80s decades before I reach that age.
If you’re still wearing a mask, you are not the weirdo.