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#100: September 18, 2020, 06:45:57 AM
Old Pilot: saw this in The Guardian this morning, there is no direct link, but more evidence that there is a lot of ongoing work now on the lingering effects of Covid-19. I am pretty sure this will not be a “forgotten” issue by any means.
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More than half of patients and staff with Covid-19 monitored by an Irish hospital suffered persistent fatigue in the aftermath of the initial disease, according to a new study Friday highlighting the “significant burden” of lingering symptoms, AFP reports.

“Whilst the presenting features of SARS-CoV-2 infection have been well-characterised, the medium- and long-term consequences of infection remain unexplored,” said Liam Townsend, of St James’s Hospital and Trinity Translational Medicine Institute at Trinity College Dublin.

The study, which tracked 128 participants at St James’s Hospital, found that 52 percent reported persistent fatigue when they were assessed an average of 10 weeks after “clinical recovery” from infection, regardless of how serious their initial infection was.

The preliminary study, which has not yet been peer reviewed, included 71 people who had been admitted to hospital and 57 employees of the hospital who had mild illness. The average age was 50 and all participants had tested positive for Covid-19.

Researchers looked at a variety of potential factors, including the severity of the initial illness and pre-existing conditions, including depression.

They found that it made no difference whether a patient had been hospitalised or not. However, they did find that women, despite making up just over half of the participants (54%), accounted for two-thirds of those with persistent fatigue (67%).

Those with a previous history of anxiety or depression were also found to be more likely to have fatigue.

The authors said the findings showed that more work was needed to assess the impact of Covid-19 on patients in the longer term.

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I just took this survey for people that have had covid.

Here is a link to the survey: https://uclcovid19.fra1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_b7QROw98zfEuf1b?unique_id=790ce0d769e5865733fe7b19486f27fd
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#101: September 18, 2020, 07:58:34 AM
Great article xyz. One of the best I've read. I reposted it on FB. I hope my family and friends will read it. IMO, the most effective protection against this virus isn't face masks, vaccines, or social distancing. While those are all indisuptably important, I think the most effective protection is having access to high quality, accurate, trustworthy sources of information. Once you have that, everything else falls into place.
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#102: September 18, 2020, 11:26:31 AM
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#103: September 18, 2020, 11:42:24 AM
Thanks xyzcf!   :)
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#104: September 18, 2020, 03:49:24 PM
Here is a cool bit of research, a safe UVlight can be used to essentially create disinfection fields without harming people.

Study shows first proof that a safer UV light effectively kills virus causing COVID-19

https://www.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/en/news/60119

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#105: September 20, 2020, 07:47:24 AM
A general good "state of the nation" on what is current state of knowledge about the virus. Nothing earth shattering but a good catch up read:

"What we actually know about Covid-19"

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/sep/16/what-we-actually-know-about-covid-19

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#106: September 24, 2020, 03:47:11 AM
Okay if this holds up this is very cool, potentially amazingly useful, and a huge win for dog lovers everywhere!

"'Close to 100% accuracy': Helsinki airport uses sniffer dogs to detect Covid"

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/24/close-to-100-accuracy-airport-enlists-sniffer-dogs-to-test-for-covid-19
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#107: September 24, 2020, 04:49:00 AM
Well that would be fab  :)
Not at all surprised, of course, even as a cat-lover, that cats are not lining up for that kind of job  ::)
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#108: September 24, 2020, 02:46:04 PM
And another amazing discovery that explains why some people without co-morbidity do badly while others are just fine. And if this holds this discovery will impact our ability to treat viruses of all kinds better, not just SARS. This also means vaccines will definitely help this population to avoid complications.

Genetic or immune defects may impair ability to fight Covid-19
Exclusive: significant proportion of severely ill people have inborn errors, study finds”


https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/24/genetic-immune-defects-may-impair-ability-fight-covid-19
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#109: September 24, 2020, 03:08:54 PM
Very interesting article, Marvin. I hope that this Covid research might turn up treatments for many other illnesses while it's at it. 
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