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 — […]

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 […]

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 […]

Long-Term Brain Issues In COVID Patients May Be Linked To Disease Severity: Study


JAN 01, 2024 – Amie Dahnke The Epoch Times (emphasis ours), A new study reports that brain function can be impaired for 18 months after a person has recovered from COVID-19, especially if the individual was hospitalized. However, COVID-induced cognitive impairment is no more severe than impairment due to other diseases causing hospitalization. The prospective cohort study, published in […]

Large study provides scientists with deeper insight into long COVID symptoms


Thaweethai T, Jolley SE, Karlson EW, et al. Development of a Definition of Post-acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 Infection.  JAMA. Published online May 25, 2023. doi:10.1001/jama.2023.8823 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 […]

Long COVID Now Looks like a Neurological Disease, Helping Doctors to Focus Treatments


The causes of long COVID, which disables millions, may come together in the brain and nervous system BY STEPHANI SUTHERLAND Scientific American, 2023 Issue Neuroscience Tara Ghormley has always been an overachiever. She finished at the top of her class in high school, graduated summa cum laude from college and earned top honors in veterinary school. […]

Cardiorespiratory dysautonomia in post-COVID-19 condition: Manifestations, mechanisms and management


Artur Fedorowski, Monika Fagevik Olsén, Frida Nikesjö, Christer Janson, Judith Bruchfeld, Maria Lerm, Kristofer Hedma: May 2023, Journal of Internal MedicineVolume 294, Issue 5 p. 548-562 Abstract A significant proportion of COVID-19 patients experience debilitating symptoms for months after the acute infection. According to recent estimates, approximately 1 out of 10 COVID-19 convalescents reports persistent health issues more than 3 months after […]

Long Covid: Three years and no magic bullet


Published 2023 BBC, By Lucy Adams I have had long Covid for three years. Even though I have made huge progress I still suffer most days with chronic pain in my joints, a rolling sense of vertigo, fatigue and brain fog. To look at me you might think I’m fine but it is achingly painful […]

Up to 50 Million Americans Believe They Have Had Long COVID: Study


The mysterious condition may be wide-reaching Published 11/02/23, Mansur Shaheen, The Messenger Upwards of 50 million Americans could have experienced symptoms of long COVID at some point in the last three years, according to a new study. Researchers at the University College London, in England, gathered data from 461,550 people who completed a U.S. Census […]