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98 long-lasting symptoms identified. One characteristic of Covid-19 infections is that in some cases the symptoms can linger in people for a very long time. These self-described “long-haulers” have become a study group for scientists looking to better understand the disease. A new study, explained below, shows just how wide-ranging the symptoms are.
New Survey Identifies 98 Long-Lasting Covid Symptoms
Early research helps quantify coronavirus long-haulers’ experiences
It’s time to pay attention to the role of stress in pandemic outcomes. Americans who bear the most chronic stress — predominantly people of color — are at especially high risk for the severe outcomes of Covid-19. These stressors include the threat of the virus, lost jobs, potential evictions, a higher burden of bereavement, and racism. It’s time to consider the ways they are impacting pandemic survival.
Chronic Stress Is an Underestimated Pandemic Risk Factor
Americans who bear the most chronic stress — predominantly people of color — are at especially high risk for the…
What it’s like to go into lockdown again. Tim Denning is a writer in Australia who has shared what pandemic life is like for himself and his family, including undergoing a second lockdown. Melbourne, Australia, has some of the most strict lockdown restrictions anywhere in the world. Read about it below.
What It’s Like to Go Into Lockdown for the Second Time
We’re back under curfew and heavy restrictions in Australia
Fact-checking the debate over pH and disease. For the science-minded, I recommend this read by Jesse Smith looking at that the myth that alkalizing your body will protect you from illness has (unfortunately) resurfaced in light of Covid-19. Here’s what you should know.
Coronavirus Resurfaces The Debate Over pH And Disease
The myth that alkalizing your body will protect you from illness has unfortunately resurfaced in light of Covid-19
Finally, a very thorough guide to what the studies on hydroxychloroquine actually show. “Five negative RCTs and one negative pre-print do not a miracle cure make,” writes F. Perry Wilson, MD, MSCE. Read his review of the research below.