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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

Perhaps the greatest overlooked aspect of disease risk is the impact of stress.  A search of the topic “stress” in PubMed, the search engine for the National Library of Medicine reveals over 26,000 studies that have looked at stress and health.  The majority of these studies examine a disease risk that is associated with stress.  […]

Stress Accumulates with Negative Health Effects

June 7, 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