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Treating Long Covid Is Rife With Guesswork  

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Medical equipment is still strewn around the house of Rick Lucas, 62, nearly two years after he came home from the hospital. He picks up a spirometer, a device that measures lung capacity, and takes a deep breath — though not as deep as he’d like. Still, Lucas has come a long way for someone who spent more than three months on a ventilator because of covid-19. “I’m almost normal now,” he said. “I was thrilled when I could walk to the mailbox. Now we’re walking all over town.” Dozens of major medical centers have established specialized covid clinics around the country. A crowdsourced project counted more than 400 . But there’s no standard protocol for treating long covid.

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