The Pandemic Wild Card: Long COVID

Fifth & Mission show

Summary: As coronavirus cases tick up in the Bay Area, most illnesses will be mild. But Chronicle reporter Nanette Asimov has the story of the region's many long COVID patients, who've struggled with pain, fatigue and other symptoms of a disease that remains mysterious. What are doctors doing to treat people, and why isn't the government doing more to help? Later in the show, host Demian Bulwa speaks with reporter Catherine Ho, who has the latest news on the vaccine rollout, including when the youngest kids can expect their shots. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit