You Have To Live Your Life
A resource for COVID-19 research and information
CDC Director Mandy Cohen
Time
Policymakers, public-health officials, and the media “have often portrayed covid as a short, flu-like disease, especially in the young,” Perego wrote in an email. As a result, people might not make the connection between a case of COVID-19 and health issues months later, especially if they had a mild initial illness or are fully vaccinated; other people may have been asymptomatically infected or got a false-negative test result, so they don’t know they had COVID-19 at all.
Jamie Ducharme
Date published: June 28, 2024
Date archived: March 29, 2024
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Journalist
Time
She knew about Long COVID, the name for chronic symptoms following an infection, because her 11-year-old son has it. But “he didn’t have anything like this,” she says. “His set of symptoms are totally different,” involving spiking fevers and vocal and motor tics. Her own experience was so different from her son's, it was hard to believe the same condition could be to blame. “I just thought, ‘It’s really coincidental that I never got well, and now I’m getting worse,’” she says.
Jamie Ducharme
Date published: Feb. 24, 2024
Date archived: March 29, 2024
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CNN Health
“I think that we need to understand that infections lead to chronic disease and we need to take infection seriously,” even when it seems to be mild, Al-Aly said.
Brenda Goodman
Date published: Aug. 21, 2023
Date archived: Sept. 2, 2023
Article on a study
Journalist
48hills
What we do know, definitively and without question, is that COVID-19 is not “just a cold,” as some right-wingers have maintained. As the Nature Reviews article notes, “SARS-CoV-2 has the capacity to damage many organ systems.”
Bruce Mirken
Date published: March 28, 2023
Date archived: July 5, 2023
Article on a study
Journalist
WebMD
“It’s not like, ‘Oh, I’ve had one, so it’s OK. Now I can take off my mask, do what I like.’ It has health consequences for reinfections – higher mortality rate, higher hospitalization rates, higher risk of long term, lingering symptoms,” she says.
Solarina Ho
Date published: Dec. 19, 2022
Date archived: March 17, 2023
Other / Mixed
Group of professionals
Nature Medicine
The evidence shows that reinfection further increases risks of death, hospitalization and sequelae in multiple organ systems in the acute and postacute phase. Reducing overall burden of death and disease due to SARS-CoV-2 will require strategies for reinfection prevention.
Benjamin Bowe, Yan Xie & Ziyad Al-Aly
Date published: Nov. 10, 2022
Date archived: Sept. 14, 2023
Study
Other / Mixed
University of Auckland News and Opinion
Opinion: Can having Covid trigger shingles? Yes, probably, according to Associate Professor Helen Petousis-Harris, and you might want to think about a shingles vaccine.
Date published: Aug. 16, 2022
Date archived: Sept. 25, 2023
Article on a study
Other / Professional
UC Davis Health
Another consistent finding is that it does not appear to matter whether non-hospitalized patients had more severe cases of COVID-19, mild cases or even cases that caused no symptoms at all.
Date published: March 30, 2021
Date archived: July 18, 2023
Article on a study
Other / Mixed