COVID infection has been associated with an increased risk of neurodegenerative and neurovascular disease - another reason to keep our eye on this serious illness.
We can't take our eyes off the ball just yet - what's the state of the pandemic?
What are current treatments for long COVID, and are they effective?
Recent evidence suggests the burden of long COVID is significant.
Last week, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis held a roundtable calling to "end COVID-19 theater" that brought together the Great Barrington Declaration and "Urgency of Normal," a movement to end mask mandates and other COVID-19 mitigations in schools. The arguments used long predate the pandemic and echo a dark side of the history of American medicine.
When it comes to children and COVID-19, certain doctors seem unwilling to acknowledge negative information about the virus and positive information about the vaccine. Can they pass the pro-vaccine test?
The more we study COVID, the more apparent it is that neurological symptoms are common and can be long lasting.
With vaccines transforming the risk and consequences of a COVID infection, the health burden of "long COVID" may become a lasting consequence of the pandemic. Alternative medicine senses a business opportunity.
The emerging burden of long COVID is significant, and needs to be considered when evaluating the risk vs benefit of pandemic measures.
Medical experts are just starting to bring long COVID into focus, but there is still much we don't know.