2022-01-25 General


This preprint says that they found four predictors which are strongly correlated with Long COVID:

  • type 2 diabetes,
  • SARS-CoV-2 RNA in the blood,
  • Epstein-Barr virus in the blood, and
  • specific autoantibodies.

(Here’s an article translating the subject into lay-speak. Paywalled, sorry.)

This paper also found a Long COVID signature/diagnostic, this time in age, a specific signature in various immunoglobulin levels, history of asthma, and number of symptoms during illness.


This article reports that NACI changed its recommendations for vaccines for children 5 to 11 years old:

  • NACI now recommends that those kids should get vaccinated with Pfizer, the only pediatric vax approved right now. (This is instead of may get vaccinated.)
  • Immunocompromised children should get a booster.

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This article explores whether Omicron can cause Long COVID or not, and whether vaccination prevents Long COVID.