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Long Covid Research
« on: February 23, 2024, 07:27:22 AM »
For those of you experiencing long covid or for those of you who know someone who is experiencing long covid, this article is good news—albeit I’m certain there will be at least a year or several years before they get any results. Still, it’s good news.


PolyBio announces $15 million in Long Covid research funding, new projects studying viral persistence
https://thesicktimes.org/2024/02/22/polybio-announces-15-million-in-long-covid-research-funding-new-projects-studying-viral-persistence/
 

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Re: Long Covid Research
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2024, 01:43:51 AM »
Considering that there really was no treatment until now, yes, this is definitely progress.


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Re: Long Covid Research
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2024, 11:44:28 AM »
Something needs to be done. Covid has basically killed my brain. I have found nothing that could even begin to help, and my memory is getting worse, not better. I also type much worse, it's slowed me down so much because going fast makes for 80% typos. And that's even if I can remember what the heck I'm trying to type.
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Re: Long Covid Research
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2024, 01:07:58 PM »
I'm still wearing a mask indoors in public places--often the only one doing so. But it was nice not to get a cold this winter, and sticking out like a sore thumb is not new for me.
 

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Re: Long Covid Research
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2024, 07:42:50 PM »
I'm still wearing a mask indoors in public places--often the only one doing so. But it was nice not to get a cold this winter, and sticking out like a sore thumb is not new for me.

I still do the same. I've not had any sort of cold or flu since Jan 2020.

I'm usually not the only one, but there's very few here still wearing masks. But enough that you always see someone.
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Re: Long Covid Research
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2024, 01:05:04 PM »
The weird thing is how many of the few remaining people wearing masks aren't wearing good ones or aren't wearing their masks correctly. If it doesn't cover your nose, it isn't protecting you.

I do hope they figure out long Covid soon. It's quite the bogeyman. 
 

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Re: Long Covid Research
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2024, 02:07:55 AM »
I am so sorry that some of you have this dreadful long covid. It must be very depressing knowing there is no real cure. :icon_cry:

We are now experiencing a bad flu strain and swine flu. Have a couple of friends ended up in hospital and one with swine flu and double pneumonia. Now I make sure to use sanitiser when shopping, but haven't gone back to masks yet.

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Re: Long Covid Research
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2024, 05:58:27 AM »
We are outliers still wearing masks to all indoor venues. It feels weird, but it also feels normal, and only one or two people have ever asked me a question about it. I assume they think I am immunocompromised--and they're right, since I can pick up a cold from just being breathed on, and did notably during one trip abroad. That was so not fun.

We're going to wear our masks in the airport and on the plane to Europe this summer, too, although I probably will take mine off sometime during the flight. I hate those hellish redye flights to Europe. Even in first class, which in the past sometimes we paid for with frequent flyer miles, they're still horrible experiences. And being sleep-deprived has been a sure way for me to get sick. I'll probably end up having to stay for another week or two in expensive isolation somewhere.

Unfortunately, the urgency of any long Covid research isn't great as compared to the resources marshaled to find a basic Covid vaccine. Yet for a writer, the thought of dying is probably less horrible than the thought of being alive yet unable to write. I believe that's the basic reason Hemmingway killed himself.