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New York, NY (November 22, 2020) — COVID-19 was initially thought to be a disease that was serious for the eldery and people with preexisting conditions. A potentially tough, but temporary respiratory illness for everyone else. But now, eight months into the pandemic, younger patients who have had relatively mild cases of COVID, are showing up in doctors offices and emergency rooms with mysterious and debilitating symptoms. While researchers around the world are scrambling to figure out what’s happening, Mount Sinai Hospital New York opened one of the first centers to study and treat people with what they’re calling “Post-acute COVID Syndrome.” The patients we met have a less clinical term – they call themselves “long-haulers.”