Complement system causes cell damage in long Covid

Date: January 18, 2024 Source:University of Zurich Summary: Long Covid patients suffer from chronic symptoms such as fatigue or shortness of breath. As researchers have discovered, this is to some extent due to a part of our immune system called the complement system. The study identified a pattern in the blood proteins that will improve […]

Understanding long COVID: A call for better diagnosis and treatment

By Vijay Kumar Malesu,Mar 7 2024 In a recent review published in the journal Nature Reviews Microbiology, a group of authors summarized recent advancements in understanding long coronavirus disease (COVID) ‘s mechanisms, impacts, and research needs for better diagnostics and treatments. Review: Long COVID: major findings, mechanisms and recommendations Background Long COVID, affecting over 65 million globally, manifests through […]

Severe COVID-19 May Lead to Long-Term Innate Immune System Changes

NIH-Funded Research Links Alterations to Inflammatory Protein, Underscores Vaccine Importance August 18, 2023 Severe COVID-19 may cause long-lasting alterations to the innate immune system, the first line of defense against pathogens, according to a small study funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health. These changes […]

Severe COVID-19 may be linked to long-haul symptoms

Byline: May 22, 2024 By Nardy Baeza Bickel Michigan NewsTopics: People who experience very severe COVID-19 illness have a higher prevalence of persistent symptoms, according to a new University of Michigan study. The findings highlight the urgent need to characterize and treat long-haulers — people who continue to experience lingering symptoms months after their initial […]

From Infection to Chronic Illness: Learning From Long COVID

May 17, 2024, American Society for Microbiology Since the COVID-19 pandemic, SARS-CoV-2 has caused unexplained, chronic, post-infection symptoms in survivors. The phenomenon, known as post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection or “Long COVID,” surfaced shortly after COVID-19 testing was introduced to the public, and doctors began noting a pattern of onset of chronic fatigue and dysautonomia in patients […]

Former CDC Director Calls For Acknowledgment Of ‘Significant Side Effects’ From COVID Vaccine

NICOLE SILVERIO, MEDIA REPORTER The Daily Caller, May 17, 202412:04 PM ET The former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said any official warning of potential side effects of the COVID vaccines was “cancelled,” leading to many vaccinated people becoming “quite ill.” Dr. Robert Redfield said health agencies did not want […]

There’s a new COVID-19 variant called FLiRT: Here’s what you need to know about it

Gabe Hauari, USA TODAY A new set of COVID-19 variants, nicknamed FLiRT, has been detected in wastewater surveillance, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. From April 14 through April 27, the variant, labeled KP.2, makes up about 25% of the cases in the United States, according to the CDC. That makes […]

Covid-19 remains a worse killer than the flu, US study finds

Story by Bloomberg May 2024 Covid-19 remained a bigger killer than the flu last winter, despite hopes the pandemic virus would eventually blend into the background with other respiratory germs that cause seasonal epidemics, a US study showed. Patients hospitalised for Covid-19 had a 35 per cent higher risk of dying within 30 days than […]

The Tide Turns: Research On COVID Vaccine Harms, Once A Taboo Subject, Now Appearing In Some Medical Journals

MAY 14, 2024 – Authored by Joe Wang via The Epoch Times  When COVID-19 took the world by storm in early 2020, I mostly relied on reading Nature Medicine, The Lancet, and a few other medical journals to learn the latest on this new disease. In March 2020, I read an article published in Nature […]

AstraZeneca Pulls COVID Vaccine After Admitting Rare Side Effect

MAY 08, 2024 In yet another damning development for the ‘safe and effective’ crowd, AstraZeneca has announced the worldwide withdrawal of its Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, branded as Vaxzevria, due to a rare but serious side effect. This decision marks the end of the vaccine once hailed as a “triumph for British science” by Boris Johnson and credited with saving […]