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Scripps Study: COVID Impacts Lasting Average Of 2-3 Months

In this March 1, 2017, file photo, Fitbit's new Alta HR device is displayed in New York.
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In this March 1, 2017, file photo, Fitbit's new Alta HR device is displayed in New York.
Scientists are using data from Apple Watches and Fitbits to measure the impacts of COVID-19 on the body.

Scientists are using data from Apple Watches and Fitbits to measure the impacts of COVID-19 on the body.

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Researchers from Scripps Research Translational Institute found that it took study participants an average of two to three months to fully recover from COVID-19. They measured this by looking at data from study participants' wearables and comparing heart rates, hours of sleep and activity levels prior to infection to after infection. The study was published in the scientific journal JAMA Network Open on Wednesday.

Scripps Study: COVID Impacts Lasting Average Of 2-3 Months
Listen to this story by Alexandra Rangel.

Jennifer Radin, an epidemiologist with the Digital Medicine Division at Scripps, is leading the study. She joined Midday Edition on Wednesday to discuss the study and Scripps' plans for future research using data from wearables.

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