Possible Long Covid Cause Identified: Suggests Protein Might Be Culprit—And Medication Might Cure It


Arianna Johnson,,Forbes Staff.Feb 21, 2024,02 Researchers have potentially linked an antiviral protein produced by the body during infection as the cause of long Covid, according to a new study, and they’re optimistic the next step is making medications to treat the disease.KEY FACTS Researchers followed patients with long Covid for 2.5 years to determine why […]

Long COVID can destroy your ability to exercise or do simple tasks — now we may know why


By Social Links for Adriana Diaz Published Feb. 16, 2024, Extreme fatigue and difficulty exercising are common symptoms of long COVID — now scientists may finally have discovered why. While most people who test positive for the coronavirus are over their symptoms within a week or two, more research is showing that some people continue to report symptoms — […]

Navigating long COVID


Mark Elliott was vaccinated and boosted when he was exposed to COVID-19. A year later he’s still struggling with long COVID symptoms. Mark Elliott, Ph.D., is a 66-year-old associate professor in the department of biochemistry and molecular medicine at George Washington University who has been struggling with long COVID for the past year. Long COVID […]

Long COVID: major findings, mechanisms and recommendations


Hannah E. Davis, , Lisa McCorkell, Julia Moore Vogel, Eric J. Topol Nature Reviews Microbiology volume 21, pages133–146 (2023)Cite this article Abstract Long COVID is an often debilitating illness that occurs in at least 10% of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infections. More than 200 symptoms have been identified with impacts on multiple organ systems. At least 65 million individuals […]

New chronic Covid study offers insight into which immunocompromised patients are most at risk


By Elizabeth Cooney Jan. 24, 2024 Reprints You’ve heard of long Covid, a condition in which the acute infection subsides but troubling symptoms persist. Less well known is chronic Covid: The virus just doesn’t leave, sometimes staying in patients’ bodies long enough to mutate into new variants. This happens to people whose immune systems are compromised, whether […]

Covid-19 has changed and so has our immunity. Here’s how to think about risk from the virus now


By Brenda Goodman, CNN August 28, 2023 Experts say it’s less risky to catch Covid-19 than it used to be, but there are still good reasons not to treat it casually. Daly and Newton/The Image Bank RF/Getty ImagesCNN —  Covid-19 was never just another cold. We knew it was going to stick around and keep changing to try to […]

COVID-19: Long-term effects


Some people continue to experience health problems long after having COVID-19. Understand the possible symptoms and risk factors for post-COVID-19 syndrome. By Mayo Clinic Staff Most people who get coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) recover within a few weeks. But some people — even those who had mild versions of the disease — might have symptoms […]

Opinion: Long COVID is debilitating to me and 65 million other people. Where is the urgency to treat it?


BY JULIA MOORE VOGEL In a world where most pandemic safety protocols have evaporated, where is the sense of urgency to treat, or at the very least support, people with long COVID? Early in the pandemic, we saw significant mobilization of the healthcare infrastructure across the world to determine how to prevent and treat COVID-19, leading […]

Long Covid may be ‘the next public health disaster’ — with a $3.7 trillion economic impact rivaling the Great Recession


Authors: Greg Iacurci CNBC KEY POINTS Sam Norpel used to present regular financial updates to C-suite executives.Now, unpredictable bouts of broken, staccato speech make that impossible for the former e-commerce executive.Despite being up to date with vaccines and boosters, Norpel, 48, got Covid-19 in December 2021, when the highly transmissible omicron variant was fueling record […]

Large study provides scientists with deeper insight into long COVID symptoms


NIH-funded research effort identifies most common symptoms, potential subgroups, and initial symptom-based scoring system – with aim of improving future diagnostics and treatment. Initial findings from a study of nearly 10,000 Americans, many of whom had COVID-19, have uncovered new details about long COVID, the post-infection set of conditions that can affect nearly every tissue […]