One common post-COVID symptom is brain fog or "COVID fog," which may affect up to 25% of recovered individuals. Given the global prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 and the detrimental impact of such cognitive impairment, the public health implications are considerable. Fernández-Castañeda et al. recently examined the underlying neurological changes associated with COVID fog, which we review in this blog post.
Although the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has been ongoing for more than two years, a clear understanding of the symptoms of long COVID remains elusive. In this blog post, we review a recent study published in Nature Medicine that investigated cardiovascular symptoms in individuals with prior mild SARS-CoV-2 infections.
Given that SARS-CoV-2 is primarily transmitted through respiratory droplets, with respiratory mucosa being the main viral entry route, is intramuscular administration the most effective vaccine delivery method to fight COVID-19? In this blog post, we have reviewed one recent study that reported the design and preclinical testing of an inhalable, exosome-based COVID-19 vaccine.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many of those living with diabetes were required to follow strict guidelines to protect themselves against infection as they were at high risk of morbidity and mortality. This blog takes a look at the links between angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) expression and diabetes, as well as incident diabetes and long COVID.