How Much Less to Worry About Long COVID Now

Publication date: Jan 19, 2024

Acute disease, by definition, eventually comes to a close; as a chronic condition, long COVID means debilitation that, for many people, may never fully end. The less attention there is on COVID, the less likely people are to associate long-term symptoms with it, Priya Duggal, an infectious-disease epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins University, told me. In the same way that immunity can guard a body against COVIDs most severe, acute forms, it may also protect against certain kinds of long COVID. And some physicians still dont believe in long COVIDthats what I hear a lot, Sanders told me. Additional infections can worsen the symptoms of people living with long COVID, or yank them out of remission. Long COVID may not kill as directly as severe, acute COVID has. At this point, people are entering this category at a greater rate than people are exiting this category, Michael Peluso, a long-COVID researcher at UCSF, told me.

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Coronavirus Chronic
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Politicians Disease
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Semantics

Type Source Name
disease VO report
disease IDO symptom
disease MESH infection
disease MESH SARS-CoV-2 infections
drug DRUGBANK Trimebutine
disease MESH syndromes
disease MESH chronic condition
disease MESH Acute disease
pathway REACTOME SARS-CoV-2 Infection
drug DRUGBANK Tropicamide
disease MESH emergency
disease VO time
disease MESH death
disease MESH Long COVID
drug DRUGBANK Pirenzepine
disease MESH shock
disease VO effective
disease IDO pathogen
disease VO immunization
disease VO vaccination

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