Pulmonary fibrosis seems to be a fairly common outcome of COVID19 (especially if you needed hospitalization). According to Wikipedia, “Life expectancy is generally less than five years.”
The last time I saw it mentioned that COVID-19 can cause pulmonary fibrosis, it was in the context of autopsies. Do we have any more evidence about whether fibrosis is occurring in survivors, and if so about how common it is?
I’m not sure the fibrosis due to COVID-19 is really the same thing as the article on Wikipedia you link to. Pulmonary fibrosis that arises with autoimmune cause, or no apparent cause, may be more likely to be progressive than that due to COVID-19.
Damage from COVID-19 could still be disabling, of course, even if not progressive.
See here where this matter is discussed: https://www.newswise.com/coronavirus/fibrosis-or-pulmonary-fibrosis-covid-19-coverage-leads-to-confusion/?article_id=730976
What is your source for “fairly common,” and can you quantify that?