I unconsciously held this information in our autoimmunity blog discussions till last.  This was the result of the highly emotionally charged discussion regarding the SARS-CoV2 pandemic and vaccination in the back of my mind.  A fair analysis supports the point that each camp makes: When all the data is examined, both points are true.  This […]

Infection, Vaccination, and Autoimmunity

April 13, 2023

In a previous blog we discussed some of the research findings on long SARS-CoV-2 which is a persistence of symptoms after the infection has been resolved.  It seems that the inflammatory response which is part of the immune activation against the virus seems not to turn off when it is no longer needed.  That leads […]

Another Clue to Long SARS-CoV-2 Symptoms

July 19, 2022

Some Bad News and Some Better News As I follow the research on the SARS-CoV2 pandemic it seems like an endless line of new data to sort through as we are midway through the third year of this.  The latest data is some bad news and some better news. The “bad” news is that slower […]

The Omicron Variant

June 20, 2022

When the Body’s Reaction to Protect Us Becomes the Problem Inflammation is an important response to infection.  It is part of the initial immune response that tries to control infection while the more complex antibody system is activating.  Inflammation, however, can be a two-edged sword injuring the host of it is too aggressive or sustained. […]

Long COVID-19 Symptoms

June 2, 2022

Long-term cognitive impairment, universally referred to by those who get it as brain fog, is a common after effect of chemotherapy. New research had found that “chemo brain” and long SARS-CoV-2 brain fog are caused by the same mechanism.  The research studied 63 patients with brain fog/cognitive impairment persisting after recovery from SARS-CoV-2 infection. Of […]

Brain Fog Has the Same Cause as “Chemo Brain”: Understanding this has led to effective treatment

February 3, 2022

Long COVID-19 affects about 20% of those who develop the infection. Currently in the United States there have been over 62 million documented infections which would put the number of persons with long COVID-19 symptoms at greater than 12.4 million. Of equal concern is the fact that the number of infections now occurring is greater […]

Long-Haul COVID-19: What causes it and how to treat it

January 20, 2022

One of the most common long-term symptoms resulting from Covid-19 infection is loss of taste or smell. A recent case series investigated laser therapy for this problem.  Subjects rated their degree of loss of taste on a scale of 0-10 with 10 being the worst with complete loss. The typical pre-treatment scores were between 6 […]

There is Help for Post-Covid Loss of Taste and Smell

January 6, 2022