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A resource for COVID-19 research and information
Former White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Ashish Jha
Institute for New Economic Thinking
The danger is clear and present: COVID isn’t merely a respiratory illness; it’s a multi-dimensional threat impacting brain function, attacking almost all of the body’s organs, producing elevated risks of all kinds, and weakening our ability to fight off other diseases. Reinfections are thought to produce cumulative risks, and Long COVID is on the rise. Unfortunately, Long COVID is now being considered a long-term chronic illness — something many people will never fully recover from.
Lynn Parramore
Senior Research Analyst
Date published: June 13, 2024
Date archived: June 15, 2024
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Medscape Medical News
Independently, advocates, researchers, and clinicians also reported seeing an increase in the number of people who have developed long COVID after a second or third infection. John Baratta, MD, who runs the COVID Recovery Clinic at the University of North Carolina, said the increase is related to a higher rate of acute cases in the fall and winter of 2023.
Tinker Ready
Date published: March 28, 2024
Date archived: March 28, 2024
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
For Andrew Miller, a Perth-based anaesthetist and chair of OzSAGE, an independent advisory group of experts in epidemiology, health and economics, a major problem is that COVID is too often being treated by hospitals as a "common cold" when it should be treated as seriously as tuberculosis or golden staph.
Hayley Gleeson
Date published: Feb. 10, 2024
Date archived: May 6, 2024
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Fam Med Community Health
COVID-19 was associated with a significantly increased risk for RSV infections among children aged 0–5 years in 2022. Similar findings were replicated for a study population of children aged 0–5 years in 2021. Our findings suggest that COVID-19 contributed to the 2022 surge of RSV cases in young children through the large buildup of COVID-19-infected children and the potential long-term adverse effects of COVID-19 on the immune and respiratory system.
Lindsey Wang, Pamela B Davis, Nathan Berger, David C Kaelber, Nora Volkow, Rong Xu
Date published: Oct. 13, 2023
Date archived: Nov. 10, 2023
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Acute SARS-CoV-2 infection and PCC have been documented to have the following effects: cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal, psychologic, neurologic / cognitive, gastrointestinal, immunologic, endocrine, reproductive, genitourinary, dermatologic
Date published: Sept. 11, 2023
Date archived: Oct. 10, 2023
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Governing body
American Heart Association Newsroom
21% of people hospitalized with COVID-19 and 11% of those who were not hospitalized for COVID-19 developed high blood pressure, compared to 16% of people hospitalized with influenza and 4% of those not hospitalized for influenza.
Date published: Aug. 21, 2023
Date archived: Aug. 28, 2023
Article on a study
Group of professionals
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
The incidence of new seizures or epilepsy diagnoses in the 6 months after COVID-19 was low overall, but higher than in matched patients with influenza. This difference was more marked in people who were not hospitalized, highlighting the risk of epilepsy and seizures even in those with less severe infection. Children appear at particular risk of seizures and epilepsy after COVID-19 providing another motivation to prevent COVID-19 infection in pediatric populations.
Maxime Taquet, MD, PhD; Orrin Devinsky, MD, PhD; J. Helen Cross, MD, PhD; Paul J. Harrison, DM, FRCPsych; and Arjune Sen, MD, PhD
Date published: Feb. 21, 2023
Date archived: Dec. 19, 2023
Group of professionals
Nature Reviews Microbiology
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.
Hannah E. Davis, Lisa McCorkell, Julia Moore Vogel & Eric J. Topol
Date published: Jan. 13, 2023
Date archived: Sept. 14, 2023
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The Conversation
For people with COVID who were hospitalised, the point at which a diagnosis of seizures or epilepsy was most common was at nine days after infection. For those who were not hospitalised, the peak was at 41 days. In children with COVID, the peak point for seizures or epilepsy was at 50 days after infection and at that time children who had COVID were three times more likely to have epilepsy or seizures than children who had flu.
Arjune Sen
Head of the Oxford Epilepsy Research Group, University of Oxford
Date published: Nov. 18, 2022
Date archived: March 20, 2023
Article on a study
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National Bureau of Economic Research
We show that Covid-19 illnesses persistently reduce labor supply. Using an event study, we estimate that workers with week-long Covid-19 work absences are 7 percentage points less likely to be in the labor force one year later compared to otherwise-similar workers who do not miss a week of work for health reasons.
Gopi Shah Goda & Evan J. Soltas
Date published: Sept. 1, 2022
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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
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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, 2022
Date archived: March 29, 2024
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[...] and (3) a greater reduction in global brain size in the SARS-CoV-2 cases. The participants who were infected with SARS-CoV-2 also showed on average a greater cognitive decline between the two time points.
Gwenaëlle Douaud, Soojin Lee, Fidel Alfaro-Almagro, Christoph Arthofer, Chaoyue Wang, Paul McCarthy, Frederik Lange, Jesper L. R. Andersson, Ludovica
Date published: March 8, 2022
Date archived: Sept. 6, 2023
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Group of professionals
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
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