Long-term COVID-19 affects 10% of people after omicron infection, US study shows

About 10 percent of people appear to suffer from long-term exposure to COVID-19 after a micro-infection, a lower estimate than earlier in the pandemic, according to a study of nearly 10,000 Americans that aims to help unravel the mysterious condition. Early findings from a National Institutes of Health study highlight dozens of symptoms that most … Read more

The next stage of COVID is starting now

To be a newborn in the year 2023—and, almost certainly, every year that follows—means emerging into a world where the coronavirus is ubiquitous. Babies might not meet the virus in the first week or month of life, but soon enough, SARS-CoV-2 will find them. “For anyone born into this world, it’s not going to take … Read more

Long COVID is the emergency that won’t end

In the early spring of 2020, the condition we now call long COVID didn’t have a name, much less a large community of patient advocates. For the most part, clinicians dismissed its symptoms, and researchers focused on SARS-CoV-2 infections’ short-term effects. Now, as the pandemic approaches the end of its third winter in the Northern … Read more