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 […]

Study identifies risk factors for long-haul COVID disease in adults


By: Lynda De Widt The Mayo Clinic September 2023 Mayo Clinic researchers have identified risk factors that can cause adult COVID-19 patients to suffer symptoms that linger for months or years. The condition is often referred to as long-haul COVID. The findings are reported in the Journal of Investigative Medicine. Researchers surveyed more than 3,000 adults over the age […]

COVID-19 Lockdowns Linked To Memory, Cognitive Decline: UK Study


NOV, 2023 – Authored by Caden Pearson via The Epoch Times  The stringent lockdown measures implemented worldwide during the COVID-19 pandemic have been found to significantly affect the working memory and cognitive function of older individuals, raising concerns about an elevated risk of dementia, according to a comprehensive UK study. Researchers in the UK delved into neuropsychology […]

‘Alarming’ study finds Covid can trigger high blood pressure


Katherine Fidler  21 Aug 2023 3:02 pm Covid-19 may cause high blood pressure in those previously unaffected by the disorder, a new study suggests. The ‘alarming’ research found that of more than 45,000 patients attending hospital due Covid with no history of hypertension, a significant number went on to develop high blood pressure within six […]

Clinical and Demographic Factors Associated With COVID-19, Severe COVID-19, and SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Adults A Secondary Cross-Protocol Analysis of 4 Randomized Clinical Trials


Deborah A. Theodore, MD1; Angela R. Branche, MD2; Lily Zhang, PhD3; et alDaniel S. Graciaa, MD4; Madhu Choudhary, MD5; Timothy J. Hatlen, MD6; Raadhiya Osman, PhD7; Tara M. Babu, MD8; Samuel T. Robinson, PhD3; Peter B. Gilbert, PhD3,9;  Dean Follmann, PhD10;  Holly Janes, PhD3,9; James G. Kublin, MD3; Lindsey R. Baden, MD11; Paul Goepfert, MD12; Glenda E. Gray, MBBCh13,14; Beatriz Grinsztejn, MD, PhD15; Karen L. Kotloff, MD16,17; Cynthia L. Gay, MD18; Brett Leav, MD19; Jacqueline Miller, MD19; Ian Hirsch, PhD20; Jerald Sadoff, MD21; Lisa M. Dunkle, MD22; Kathleen M. Neuzil, MD17; Lawrence Corey, MD3,23; Ann R. Falsey, MD2; Hana M. El Sahly, MD24,25; Magdalena E. Sobieszczyk, MD1; Yunda Huang, PhD3,26; for the COVID-19 Prevention Network (CoVPN) JAMA Netw Open. 2023;6(7):e2323349. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.23349 Key Points Question  What clinical and demographic factors are associated with rates of COVID-19, severe COVID-19, and SARS-CoV-2 infection? Findings  In this secondary analysis of […]

Long-Term Sequelae of COVID-19: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of One-Year Follow-Up Studies on Post-COVID Symptoms


Authors: Qing Han 1,Bang Zheng 2,3,4,*,Luke Daines 2 and Aziz Sheikh  Pathogens 2022, 11(2), 269; https://doi.org/10.3390/pathogens11020269, Published: 19 February 2022 Emerging and/or Zoonotic Viral Infections) Abstract Emerging evidence has shown that COVID-19 survivors could suffer from persistent symptoms. However, it remains unclear whether these symptoms persist over the longer term. This study aimed to systematically synthesise evidence on post-COVID symptoms persisting for at least […]

Study identifies risk factors for long-haul COVID disease in adults


by Lynda De Widt, Mayo Clinic SEPTEMBER 14, 2023 Medical Xpress Mayo Clinic researchers have identified risk factors that can cause adult COVID-19 patients to suffer symptoms that linger for months or years. The condition is often referred to as long-haul COVID. The findings are reported in the Journal of Investigative Medicine. Researchers surveyed more than 3,000 […]

False, Misleading Information About COVID-19 Vaccines And Myocarditis Spreads Widely


SEP 27, 2023 Authored by Zachary Stieber The Epoch Times  False and misleading information about COVID-19 vaccines and heart inflammation is being spread widely, including by doctors. That includes claims that data clearly show myocarditis, or heart inflammation, is more prevalent after COVID-19 infection when compared to COVID-19 vaccination. “Teen boys have been up to […]