Following first unmasked concert, chorus members share cautionary tale | 30 COVID cases

Biden announces long covid strategy as experts push for more

How long covid is accelerating a revolution in medical research

A slow-moving glacier’: NIH’s sluggish and often opaque efforts to study long Covid draw patient, expert ire

How covid brain fog may overlap with ‘chemo brain’ and Alzheimer’s

Brain fog a reality for some post-COVID patients – Harvard Gazette

Long covid could change the way researchers study chronic illness No Paywall Washington Post

The immunology and immunopathology of COVID-19 Science 10 March 2022

Covid long-haulers face grueling fights for disability benefits


SARS-CoV-2 is associated with changes in brain structure in UK Biobank | Nature

reduction in grey matter thickness and … greater reduction in global brain size.

Virginia Senator Kaine introduces bill to research and combat long covid, after suffering it himself

What is long covid? Current understanding about risks, symptoms and recovery Washington Post No Paywall Link, this is by an author that my Long COVID brother respects.

Beautifully illustrated, informative article about Long COVID. It gets my brother’s seal of approval (he’s had Long COVID for nearly two years).

New York Times no paywall

I found this article very useful:

I’m a 64-year-old vaxxed doctor. Here’s how I calculate my covid risk at parties.

No Paywall Washington Post

Because there are so many people infected with Omicron, we expect those cases, unfortunately, will lead to more cases of long COVID

Harvard experts on Omicron and long COVID – Harvard Gazette

Researchers found that rates of many conditions, such as heart failure and stroke, were substantially higher in people who had recovered from COVID-19 than in similar people who hadn’t had the disease.

Nature: Heart-disease risk soars after COVID — even with a mild case

New Research Hints at 4 Factors That May Increase Chances of Long Covid - The New York Times

From the Washington Post 1/30/22, long haulers lose sense of smell and it may never come back Covid has changed the way I eat. Don’t take chances with omicron.

Researchers highlight COVID-19 neurological symptoms and need for rigorous studies

Well, duh. But I hope this press release means that research and rigorous studies are about to be underway.

“Covid zero is impossible with omicron, so what’s the point in even trying to reduce/slow transmission?”

Thread by @math_rachel on Thread Reader App

tl;dr: we should do our best to avoid COVID-19. I haven’t been skiing yet, because masks are no longer required at our ski areas.

Mild respiratory SARS-CoV-2 infection can cause cellular dysregulation and myelin loss in the brain | bioRxiv

long-COVID cognitive syndrome shares many features with the syndrome of cancer therapy-related cognitive impairment (CRCI)

Brain fog is real.

COVID and the brain: researchers zero in on how damage occurs

Interesting Twitter thread about Omicron, Long COVID, and other related issues Thread by @IanRicksecker on Thread Reader App – Thread Reader App

Advice from someone who’s had Long COVID for two years

If we’re all about to get COVID

Finished reading: The Deep Places: A Memoir of Illness and Discovery by Ross Douthat 📚Excellent book. I liked how much the author let us into his head in terms of living with chronic illness and pain. It helped me with insight and even more compassion for my Long COVID brother.