One recording 345 people, mostly women and mostly in the UK, found that 93 felt slightly better two weeks or more after their first vaccine dose and 18 felt normal again. A total of 32 percent improved Covid’s long-term symptoms.
In the survey, by Gez Medinger, a London filmmaker who experienced post-Covid symptoms, 61 people, just under 18 percent, felt worse, and most of them reported only a slight decrease in their condition. . Nearly half – 172 people – said they did not feel otherwise.
Another survey, by Survivor Corps, a group of more than 150,000 Covid survivors, found that 225 of 577 respondents reported some improvement on March 17, while 270 felt no change and 82 felt worse.
Jim Golen, 55, of Saginaw, Minn., Feels that some long-term Covid symptoms have worsened since his vaccination. Mr. Golen, a former hospice nurse who also owns a small farm, has experienced months of problems, including blood clots in his lungs, chest pain, brain fog, insomnia and shortness of breath with no effort. Late last year, after seeing several doctors, “I finally started to improve,” he said.
Since receiving the second dose of Pfizer vaccine in mid-January, he has said his chest’s burn and shortness of breath have returned with vengeance, especially if he is preoccupied with activities such as collecting juice from the maple trees on his farm. Nevertheless, Mr. Golen said he was “very pleased” to be vaccinated, stressing that the effects of Covid are worse and that it is essential to prevent them.