Inflammation and Immunity Troubles Top Long COVID Suspect List

SOURCES: Alexander Truong, MD, pulmonologist, assistant professor, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta. Alexander Charney, MD, PhD, lead principal investigator, RECOVER adult cohort, associate professor of psychiatry, genetics and genomic sciences, neuroscience, and neurosurgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York. Michael Peluso, MD, assistant professor of medicine, infectious diseases doctor, University of … Read more

Long COVID Affecting More Than One Third of College Students, Faculty

Jan. 27, 2023 — Almost 36% of students and faculty at George Washington University with a history of COVID-19 reported symptoms consistent with long COVID in a new study. With a median age of 23 years, the study is unique for evaluating mostly healthy, young adults and for its rare look at long COVID in … Read more

Can ‘Radical Rest’ Help With Long COVID Symptoms?

Jan. 18, 2023 – On March 18, 2020, Megan Fitzgerald was lying on the floor of her Philadelphia home after COVID-19 hit her like a ton of bricks. She had a fever, severe digestive issues, and she couldn’t stand on her own. Yet there she was, splayed out in the bathroom, trying both to respond … Read more

Add This to the List of Long COVID Symptoms: Stigma

Jan. 13, 2023 – People with long-term COVID may have dizziness, headaches, sleep problems, sluggish thinking, and many other problems. But they can also face another problem – stigma. Most people with long COVID find they’re facing stigma due to their condition, according to a new report from researchers in the United Kingdom. In short: … Read more

Is Long COVID Less Likely With Omicron Strains?

SOURCES: Jonathan Whiteson, MD, co-director, NYU Langone Health Post COVID Care Program. American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: “Long COVID/PASC.” Lancet: “Risk of Long COVID Associated With Delta Versus Omicron Variants of SARS-CoV-2.” Nature Communications: “Post-Covid Medical Complaints Following Infection With SARS-CoV-2 Omicron vs Delta Variants.” Karin Magnusson, PhD, researcher, Norwegian Institute of Public … Read more

COVID Isolated People. Long COVID Makes It Worse

Dec. 21, 2022 – A year ago in December, mapping specialist Whitney Tyshynski, 35, was working out 5 days a week with a personal trainer near her home in Alberta, Canada, doing 5k trail runs, lifting heavy weights, and feeling good. Then, in January she got COVID-19. The symptoms never went away. Nowadays, Tyshynski needs … Read more

Long COVID Risk Makes It Worth Avoiding Second Infections

Dec. 19, 2022 — Alexander Truong, MD, has been seeing long COVID patients for more than 2 years but thought the numbers would have significantly dwindled by now. Instead, a steady flow of patients still shows up at the Emory Executive Park post-COVID clinic he and a colleague launched in fall 2020 in Atlanta. And … Read more

Long COVID Linked to More than 3,500 Deaths: CDC Report

Dec. 15, 2022 – More than 3,500 Americans died from long-term COVID during the first years of the pandemic, a new CDC report reveals. Men, people over 75, and American Indian/Alaska Native populations were at the highest risk of dying. The CDC study is “certainly very sobering,” says William Schaffner, MD, a professor of medicine … Read more

Tiny, Menacing Microclots May Explain Long COVID’s Symptoms

SOURCES: Hannah Davis, founding member and researcher, Patient-Led Research Collaborative. Etheresia (Resia) Pretorius, PhD, head of department and distinguished research professor, Physiological Sciences Department, Faculty of Science, Stellenbosch University, South Africa. Douglas Kell, PhD, research chair in systems biology, Department of Biochemistry, University of Liverpool, UK Michael VanElzakker, PhD, neuroscientist, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard … Read more

Is It Long COVID, or Dementia, or Both?

Nov. 28, 2022 🇧🇷 In early September, about a week after recovering from COVID-19, Barri Sanders went to the bank to pay a bill. But by mistake, she transferred a large amount of money from the wrong account. “I’m talking about $20,000,” she says. “I had to go back [later] and fix it🇧🇷 Sanders, 83, … Read more