The purpose of the study is to understand how COVID affects the body and why some individuals who contract COVID are still sick for many months after being infected. This condition is called “Long COVID” or “PASC” (post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2). Participants will be 18 years or older. Researchers aim to determine who is at greatest risk of experiencing long-term effects of COVID by studying individuals with and without a history of COVID-19 over several years.
Participants will be asked to answer basic questions (race, ethnic group, sex), in addition to questions about their health, behaviors, medical problems, medications, conditions that may affect the chances of having long-term effects of COVID-19, vaccination status, and any symptoms they may have. Blood, saliva, urine and other samples will also be collected.
NIH RECOVER: A Multi-site Observational Study of Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Adults