Is Long Covid a new type of chronic fatigue syndrome?

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Health organisations across the world are rushing to prepare for a wave of debilitating post-Covid-19 illness that we know little about. Photo: Vinay Ranchhod Research in New Zealand into the post-viral condition known as Long Covid is now being carried out. It is building on key insights from studies of another disease – Myalgic encephalomyelitis/Chronic … Read more

My experience of living with long neuro-COVID

My experience of living with long neuro-COVID

The arrival of the virus, SARS-CoV-2, in the United Kingdom presented a sudden need to expand the country’s National Health Service (NHS) workforce.On March 24, 2020, then-Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced that all final-year medical students who met the General Medical Councils (GMC) outcomes to graduate were to be fast-tracked through graduation to be made … Read more

Do vaccines reduce your risk of long COVID? Here’s what we know so far

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Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 substantially reduces your risk of severe disease and diminishes your chances of catching the virus altogether.But no vaccine is 100 per cent effective, and breakthrough infections do occur.While they’re generally milder and estimated to happen in only a small proportion of people, the possibility of getting infected post-vaccination has left many Australians wondering: … Read more

Crypto Analyst Alex Krüger Predicts Bitcoin Price for End of 2021, Says $1 Million BTC Inevitable in the Long Run

Crypto Analyst Alex Krüger Predicts Bitcoin Price for End of 2021, Says $1 Million BTC Inevitable in the Long Run

Popular economist and cryptocurrency analyst Alex Krüger is providing an outlook for Bitcoin (BTC) over the coming weeks and months. In a new interview with YouTuber and crypto strategist Scott Melker, Krüger predicts that Bitcoin will eventually hit the $1 million price tag. However, he says the timeframe for the price target is up for grabs. … Read more

Covid ‘long haulers’ struggle to work amid labor shortage

Covid 'long haulers' struggle to work amid labor shortage

“I pretty much live here in the living room,” Bedell said from her house near Pittsburgh. “I feel like I’ve lost the life that I had.”Last November, she and her family contracted Covid-19. The virus killed her father.Nearly a year later, she’s still battling post-Covid syndrome, a mysterious long-term condition plaguing some coronavirus patients, and … Read more

UK launches trial of drug to tackle fatigue in long Covid patients | Long Covid

The first trial of a drug to target the fatigue and muscle weakness experienced by more than half of people with long Covid has been launched in the UK. It is also the first drug trial in long Covid patients who were not hospitalised during their initial infection.The drug, called AXA1125, targets cellular power plants … Read more

Crypto security can be a pain, but a few safeguards will go a long way

Crypto security can be a pain, but a few safeguards will go a long way

Investing in cryptocurrency? Lock down your wallets. Getty Images Securing your cryptocurrency might seem like a daunting task. For the uninitiated, the learning curve includes hot and cold wallets, online exchanges and private keys.Digital security experts warn that you shouldn’t skimp on your studies, particularly of the hardware and software wallets used to store data … Read more

Covid-19: How Tonga’s ‘incredibly wise’ response helped it avoid the pandemic for so long

Covid-19: How Tonga's 'incredibly wise' response helped it avoid the pandemic for so long

Chris McKeen/StuffTonga has reported its first Covid-19 case in managed isolation.Before Tonga reported a Covid-19 case in managed isolation on Friday night, the island nation held an enviable status only a few countries boasted – it hadn’t reported a single case during the entire pandemic. The case travelled from Christchurch on Wednesday on a flight … Read more

Covid-19 Delta outbreak: Nationwide vaccine rate drop over long weekend

Covid-19 Delta outbreak: Nationwide vaccine rate drop over long weekend

Exclusive footage of inside Auckland City Hospital’s Covid ward. Video / SuppliedCOVID LATEST:* ‘It feels like we’re the guinea pigs’: Some students nervous about return to school* Inside the Te Awamutu cluster – epicentre of the Waikato spread* The 90% Project: How to enable vaccination in key populations* Derek Cheng: Hundreds of cases now self-isolating. … Read more

Virginia governor reveals his long Covid symptoms as he urges vaccinations | Virginia

More than a year after testing positive for Covid-19, Virginia’s governor, Ralph Northam, is warning about the importance of vaccines and the long-lasting effects of Covid.After a mild case in September 2020 that felt like a sinus infection, Northam said in a video briefing that he was recovering quickly, and he waited for his sense … Read more

The WHO is letting down long Covid patients | Ziyad Al-Aly

The WHO recently released its clinical case definition for what it called “post-Covid-19 condition”. This definition is too little too late, its myopic scope does not recognize the breadth of disability and disease caused by long Covid and its long term implications on quality of life and life expectancy. The millions of people around the … Read more

Long Covid: what are you entitled to if you can’t work in the UK? | Long Covid

Since falling ill with Covid-19 in March 2020, Sara Hawthorn, 38, has been experiencing extreme fatigue and other problems, such as trouble concentrating and brain fog.“I can’t work or focus,” says Hawthorn, who lives in Leeds and runs her own PR agency. “I’m constantly forgetting. I can’t trust my brain.”Hawthorn at first tried to conserve … Read more

Piers Morgan details irritating long haul COVID effects weeks after recovery

Piers Morgan details irritating long haul COVID effects weeks after recovery

Piers Morgan caught COVID back in July after he visited the Euro 2020 final By Web Desk September 23, 2021 Piers Morgan details ‘irritating’ long-haul COVID effects, weeks after recovery British broadcaster Piers Morgan has opened up about his COVID-19 symptoms and how he still seems to be suffering from them.Turning to Twitter, the TV … Read more