New research using CLSA (Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging) Covid-19 data found that adults over age 50 who experience mild or moderate COVID-19 are at increased risk of worsening mobility and physical function, even in the absence of hospitalization for the virus. The findings, published in JAMA Network Open, highlight the burden of COVID-19 among middle-aged and older adults who are not hospitalized, and suggest that many individuals who experience even mild COVID-19 have persistent and troublesome symptoms.

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Assessment of Functional Mobility After COVID-19 in Adults Aged 50 Years or Older in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging