Study: With each Covid vaccination, healthcare workers get sicker – applying for progressively more leave and taking more analgesic medication after each dose

EUGYPPIUS, SEP 20, 2023 eugyppius: a plague chronicle “Inability to work following COVID-19 vaccination” is a modest paper just published in Public Health, analyzing data from the ‘CoVacSer’ cohort study, conducted out of Würzburg to monitor the effects of Covid infection and vaccination on healthcare workers. Of 1,831 CoVacSer participants who were surveyed on their experiences […]

What you need to know about Covid as new variant rises

September 24, 2023 BBC News Jim Reed The number of people in hospital has gone up. Google searches have doubled in a month and booster vaccines have been brought forward because of a new variant. It might all feel a bit 2021. But – these days – how much do we really need to worry […]

Lingering COVID virus in tongue linked to long-term taste loss

August 24, 2023 National Institute on Aging: National Institutes of Health Loss of taste, one of the most common and frustrating symptoms of COVID-19 infection, appears to be associated with persistent damage to taste buds caused by low amounts of the virus that can linger for months or even more than a year. Findings from […]

How to get taste and smell back after COVID

Medically reviewed by Nicole Leigh Aaronson, MD, MBA, CPE, FACS, FAAP — By Danielle Dresden — February 16, 2023 Losing taste and smell is a symptom of COVID-19 and some other viruses. Medication changes, smell training, oral hygiene, and spicing up food are some tips that may help. Smell and taste usually return in a few weeks but can take longer. Losing […]

Coronavirus and the Nervous System

What is SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19? National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Coronaviruses are common causes of usually mild to moderate upper respiratory tract illnesses like the common cold, with symptoms that may include runny nose, fever, sore throat, cough, or a general feeling of being ill. However, a new coronavirus called Severe Acute Respiratory […]

Does vagus nerve dysfunction have a connection with COVID-19?

ZUBEDA HAMID 15th September 2023 Delhi Print Edition Brain activity in a patient before, top row, and after vagus nerve stimulation. Image for representational purpose only. AP The story so far: There’s been a lot of chatter online of late, about the vagus nerve: ways to stimulate it and possible benefits of this stimulation to […]

Microvascular Injury in the Brains of Patients with Covid-19

February 4, 2021 N Engl J Med 2021; 384:481-483 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMc2033369 304 Citing Articles TO THE EDITOR: We conducted postmortem high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (magnetic resonance microscopy) of the brains of patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) (median age, 50 years) and histopathological examination that focused on microvascular changes in the olfactory bulb and brain stem. […]

COVID Vaccines Causally Linked to Increased Mortality, Resulting in 17 Million Deaths: Scientific Report

Data suggest COVID-19 vaccines haven’t saved lives, but instead, have resulted in 17 million deaths and increased all-cause mortality in 17 countries. By Megan Redshaw, 9/28/2023 The Epoch Times A new scientific report challenges the idea that COVID-19 vaccines have prevented deaths after researchers assessed all-cause mortality in 17 countries and found COVID-19 vaccines did not […]

Detection of SARS-CoV-2 viral proteins and genomic sequences in human brainstem nuclei

Aron Emmi, Stefania Rizzo, Luisa Barzon, Michele Sandre, Elisa Carturan, Alessandro Sinigaglia, Silvia Riccetti, Mila Della Barbera, Rafael Boscolo-Berto, Patrizia Cocco, Veronica Macchi, Angelo Antonini, Monica De Gaspari, Cristina Basso, Raffaele De Caro & Andrea Porzionato  npj Parkinson’s Disease volume 9, Article number: 25 (2023) Cite this articleAbstract Open Access Published: 13 February 2023 Neurological manifestations are common in COVID-19, the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2. Despite reports of SARS-CoV-2 detection in the brain and cerebrospinal fluid of COVID-19 […]

Key biological pathway reveals insights into long COVID brain fog

by Lilly Matson, University of New South Wales AUGUST 16, 2023 Medical Express Researchers from University of New South Wales Sydney and St. Vincent’s Hospital have identified a key pathway, involved in inflammation, which appears to be activated in people with long COVID who have symptoms of “brain fog.” Scientists from the School of Psychology and […]