Vaccination after infection can curb long COVID; Desktop ‘air curtains’ can deflect virus particles

By Nancy Lapid (Reuters) – The following is a summary of some recent studies on COVID-19. They include research that deserves further study to corroborate the findings and that has not yet been certified by peer review. Post-infection vaccination may reduce long COVID Vaccination after SARS-CoV-2 infection may contribute to a reduction in the burden … Read more

Long Covid symptoms in older Americans are often hard to recognize, experts say

Lifting her clothes, raising her arms, putting things in her closet leaves Bell feeling out of breath and often triggers severe fatigue. He walks with a cane, only for short distances. He weighs 50 pounds less than when the virus hit. Bell, 70, is one of millions of older adults who have struggled with long … Read more

Scientists identify features to better define long COVID

Press release Monday, May 16, 2022 Using machine learning, researchers are finding patterns in electronic health record data to better identify people who may have the disease. A research team supported by the National Institutes of Health has identified the characteristics of people with long COVID and those likely to have it. Scientists, using machine … Read more

How long should I quarantine if I test positive for COVID-19?

With COVID-19 cases on the rise in Massachusetts and most states now considered high risk for community transmission, it may be time to revisit quarantine guidelines. What should you do if you test positive for COVID-19? The latest virus quarantine guidelines, as posted on the Massachusetts Department of Public Health website, are primarily based on … Read more

Experts puzzled by number of people getting long COVID

Public health experts are divided on how many people are suffering from COVID-19, a potentially debilitating disease that occurs after a patient recovers from the coronavirus. Adverse effects of the disease can include fatigue, pain, neurological problems, and even changes in mental health. Initially, public health officials thought only a small minority of people would … Read more

Symptoms persist for two years for some; inflammatory protein models may provide long COVID clues

A medical worker prepares a syringe with a dose of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine during a visit by US Vice President Kamala Harris to a vaccination center in Chinatown, Chicago, Illinois, States United States, April 6, 2021. Picture taken April 6, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Barria Join now for FREE unlimited access to … Read more

Long Covid “continues to rise”, experts say. Here’s how to tell if you have it – and what to do about it

Over the past two years, new Covid cases and deaths have risen and fallen alongside surges in variants and sub-variants. One constant, say the experts: a continuous increase in long cases of Covid. The term “long Covid” refers to the wide range of new, ongoing or recurring health conditions that can affect people weeks or … Read more

Millions of people are suffering from long COVID. Why is there still no treatment?

Shelley Hayden of Sonoma has a long COVID case so severe that her “brain is broken,” she said. The 54-year-old marketing coach asked not to be interrupted in the conversation so as not to lose her train of thought. Berkeley’s Tyler Gustafson recovered from COVID-19 in 2020, then was struck last summer with what felt … Read more