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.

Long covid is destroying careers

Long covid is destroying careers, leaving economic distress in its wake

Good article, but this statement makes it sound way too easy to recover: “Employers and patients need to understand that many long haulers should return to work on a limited, part-time basis, perhaps working from home, while they slowly work on building strength, he said.” In my brother’s experience, there’s no way to “slowly work on building strength.”

Washington Post no paywall

Good podcast about chronic illness in general

Long COVID and the Blind Spots of American Medicine

Apple Podcasts Link

For patients with long COVID, chronic fatigue syndrome may offer a guiding star | New Hampshire Public Radio

Chan School event seeks way forward for long COVID patients – Harvard Gazette

My brother is interviewed in this piece about Long COVID

For some patients, long COVID is their new reality : NPR

Article about new vaccine ad that shows the toll of Long COVID on young people-Wash Post no paywall

Good use of NIH money at UMass

Liisa Selin and Anna Gil study links between viral infections and ME/CFS

50% of people who get COVID-19 have long-term effects

Wash. Post - no paywall

No answers, but these are good questions

is the threat of long covid an ongoing reason to avoid contracting the virus? Could endemic covid leave millions disabled with long-haul symptoms every year, creating a growing public health crisis?

WA Post no paywall

Column One: How does COVID-19 change the brain? This scientist is finding out - Los Angeles Times

Opinion | Long Covid and the Blind Spots of American Medicine - The New York Times

Supporting a Student with Long COVID, considerations for teachers

Specialized Health Needs for students with Long COVID

As students with long-haul covid return to school, many districts don’t fully know how to help

Good article about mRNA vaccines

The tangled history of mRNA vaccines

Your vaccine history may help with your COVID vaccine. Yes, all the vaccines, people!

A good start

NIH awards $470M to NYU to build long COVID-19 study population

Officials aim to enroll 40,000 participants as part of a combined population of new and existing study groups, in a meta-cohort called Recover, to investigate the mystery surrounding long COVID-19. 

New Recommendations Address ME/CFS Diagnosis and Management

The urgency of appropriate recognition and management of ME/CFS has increased as growing numbers of people are exhibiting signs and symptoms of ME/CFS following acute COVID-19 infection.

New Clinical Guidelines for ME/CFS

The clinicians make it clear that no treatments have been shown to be curative. Instead, they focus on advice for managing and treating symptoms like orthostatic intolerance, cognitive dysfunction, pain and sleep dysfunction.

The study

Risk factors and disease profile of post-vaccination SARS-CoV-2 infection in UK users of the COVID Symptom Study app: a prospective, community-based, nested, case-control study - The Lancet Infectious Diseases

Risk is cut, but not eliminated. We have to remain careful.

Vaccines cut risk of ‘long covid’ in half, major study finds