I’ve had COVID-19 for a year. Here’s what I’ve learned | Margot Gage Witvliet | TEDxMileHigh

NOTE FROM TED: Research around COVID-19 remains an ongoing and evolving field of study. This talk was delivered March 20, 2021. TEDx events are independently organized by volunteers. The guidelines we give TEDx organizers are described in more detail here: http://storage.ted.com/tedx/manuals/tedx_content_guidelines.pdf

Like millions of people around the world, epidemiologist Dr. Margot Gage Witvliet got COVID-19 in March 2020 & began to document her recovery. The only thing is, she never got better. In this jaw-dropping talk, Margot explains what doctors & nurses can learn from long COVID patients (“long-haulers”) now & for the future. Margot Gage Witvliet is an epidemiology professor with Chronic COVID Syndrome, also called “Long-Haul COVID”. She has a Bachelor’s in Psychology, a Master’s in Health Psychology, and a Doctorate in Social Epidemiology & Public Health. She currently teaches at Lamar University. She was awarded special recognition by Congressman Joaquin Castro for the advancement of social justice. She is bilingual and speaks Dutch at home with her husband & children. During her convalescent period from COVID-19, she created & published a coloring book for mighty girls with her daughters. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx


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