The medical fraternity still has no objective measures to help distinguish coronavirus long-haulers from those who have fully recovered from the virus a year after the COVID-19 pandemic. Persistent symptoms may develop in one in three of those who contract the virus. With the Stronger Together app, digital health companies have combined efforts to create peer-to-peer communities to support patients. “For them to go to a group, people with [similar] symptoms, it just validates their concerns,” says the doctor. Dr. Sonny Kohli says, “It makes them realize that no, you’re not crazy, other people are having the same symptoms and you’re not alone.”
In order to connect with other survivors and access curated information from experts, evidence-based programs, coaching, virtual visits and daily tracking, the app offers a secure and private online environment. To connect with other survivors, the COVID-19 Survivors and Long-Haulers community offer a secure and private online environment. Experts, evidence-based programs, coaching, virtual visits and daily tracking and monitoring tools can access curated information from survivors. The app is available in more than 20 languages in 102 countries, allowing survivors from around the world to connect, share resources and expand their own support systems on the platform.
“I thought I was gonna die. One night I called my doctor and said, ‘I think I’m gonna die,'” says Susie Goulding, a long hauler. “This was far worse than anything I’ve ever experienced. I just kind of learn to live with the symptoms,” she said. The group currently has almost 12,000 members, with many sharing personal stories of their own.