• Long COVID: A ‘mysterious' syndrome with ‘no clear pattern' of symptoms

    3 days ago - By Healio

    Among the many health consequences of COVID-19, there remain a few mysteries, including what causes the long-term, postacute sequelae known as long COVID.
    “It's a mysterious mix of symptoms with no clear pattern,” Sandra A. Fryhofer, MD, the newly elected chair of the AMA board of trustees and a member of the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices COVID-19 vaccines work group, told Infectious Disease News. “There is much we still don't know about COVID-19, and while many people with COVID-19 recover in the weeks following illness, we're seeing
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  • Why is long COVID-19 reported more often among women than men?

    Why is long COVID-19 reported more often among women than men?

    3 days ago - By Healio

    As researchers try to determine who is most at risk for long COVID-19, evidence suggests that it is more common among women than men.
    We asked Sabra L. Klein, PhD, professor of molecular microbiology and immunology and co-director of the Center for Women's Health, Sex, and Gender Research at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, about the disparity.
    The truth is that today we do not know why long COVID-19 is reported more frequently among women than among men, but many groups, including those of us at Johns Hopkins, are working to try to figure this out. Some plausible
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