Long COVID Now Looks like a Neurological Disease, Helping Doctors to Focus Treatments - Scientific American
COVID isn't just infecting you—it could be reactivating viruses that have been dormant in your body for years | Fortune
San Francisco Chronicle
Elevated vascular transformation blood biomarkers in Long-COVID indicate angiogenesis as a key pathophysiological mechanism | Molecular Medicine | Full Text
Long-COVID patients suffer prolonged, diffuse symptoms and poorer health. Vascular transformation blood biomarkers were significantly elevated in Long-COVID, with angiogenesis markers (ANG-1/P-SEL) providing classification accuracy of 96%. Vascular transformation blood biomarkers hold potential for diagnostics, and modulators of angiogenesis may have therapeutic efficacy.
Coronavirus vaccines may not prevent many symptoms of long covid, study suggests - The Washington Post
34k people studied: vaccines prevent short-term complications & severe disease, but long covid risk is the same between vaccinated and unvaccinated people.
Converging Evidence of Similar Symptomatology of ME/CFS and PASC Indicating Multisystemic Dyshomeostasis
"long covid" is looking a lot like ME/CFS.
Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Mental Health and Brain Maturation in Adolescents: Implications for Analyzing Longitudinal Data - Biological Psychiatry: Global Open Science
We found that youth assessed after the pandemic shutdowns had more severe internalizing mental health problems, reduced cortical thickness, larger hippocampal and amygdala volume, and more advanced brain age.
Thus, not only does the COVID-19 pandemic appear to have led to poorer mental health and accelerated brain aging in adolescents, but it also poses significant challenges to researchers analyzing data from longitudinal studies of normative development that were interrupted by the pandemic.