Most people who are infected with COVID-19 at the end survive. But for many patients, it means that living with life-altering symptoms that linger or permanent. In an interview with Katie Couric for TIME, Dr. Rony Shimony, a cardiologist at New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital, said that he and his colleagues found that the patients as young as their 30s, the 19-COVID relationship survived lasting symptoms. found medical issues such as kidney damage, decreased heart function and cognitive impairment in patients who had been infected with COVID-19, said Shimony, adding that the most serious patients COVID-19 was, the damage is greater than the their organs. “We are now the effects on the brain, the heart, the lungs, the kidneys begin to understand,” said Shimony. “This particular infection is the involvement of all in the body. We really need to take time to understand it’s impact. And it really be wary of what is before us.” The story raises another concern. After the Spanish flu of 1918, has well Shimony said 50% to 60% of patients following effects were found four years. He expects that we will see a similar effect with COVID-19 Fortunately, scientists and doctors on how to treat patients with the disease, including the importance of the first head of risk treatment of organ damage to start learning Shimony said. the risk of long-term impact means, but it is important to prevent the spread of the disease. “This is a disease that can be disabled in the coming years, or for life,” said Shimony. It has “The impact on a family, psychological, financial, etc., which is an impact for the country. So we must rely on prevention. We must listen to the experts. Apply the mask and social distancing.” This interview is part of a special series created in collaboration with Katie Couric. Read more about the TEMPO relationship with Katie Couric, and sign up for their newsletter the day of morning wake week with Katie Couric.