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COVID NEWS AGGREGATOR Recent Science News Two years later, coronavirus evolution still surprises experts. Here's why How long will 'long COVID' be with us? A common approach to viral infections follows the aphorism "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." This is only somewhat accurate. In plenty of cases, if you get sick and then recover, your body goes back to its usual functions with the added bonus of natural immunity. But experts and patients have known for a while that some viruses, bacteria, and parasites take a heavier toll: Damage to organs and tissues leaves the body weaker long after the microbial invader is gone, creating chronic conditions. Now, two years into a devastating pandemic, COVID-19 is bringing this message home in a big way. Estimates for the number of people who develop long COVID-a suite of lingering symptoms-range from 10 percent to as high as 50 percent of cases. More than 428 million cases have been reported, which means tens of millions of people around the world continue to wrestle with the viral aftermath. The conditions range from frustrating to downright debilitating. People are reporting damage to not only smell and taste, but to all five senses. Others have long-lasting heart issues, fatigue, shortness of breath, and brain fog. Early research suggests that COVID-19 infection can cause more serious neurological damage akin to dementia. Worryingly, long COVID affects people who had only mild reactions to the virus, including many kids. Vaccine/Booster 1. reduces getting the virus 6-8 weeks 2. reduces the severity 6-8 months

FACE COVERINGS AND AEROSOLS New Face Mask Material Can Capture And Deactivate Coronavirus Particles With omicron, you need a mask that means business The Physics of the N95 Face Mask Face Masks For COVID-19, Ranked by Their Level of Protection The 60-Year-Old Scientific Screwup That Helped Covid Kill COVID-19 spreads as an aerosol, therefore, six feet of distance is NOT going to keep you safe. Mayo: Fight coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission at home

SYMPTOMS How COVID-19 Symptoms Differ From Allergies, Cold And Flu, in One Chart A Day-by-Day Breakdown of Coronavirus Symptoms Shows How The Disease Progresses How the coronavirus infects cells - and why Delta is so dangerous Characterizing long COVID in an international cohort 12 Signs of Long COVID You Should Discuss With Your Doctor I Got A 'Mild' Breakthrough Case. Here's What I Wish I'd Known

INFORMATION RESOURCES Mary Greeley Medical Center/McFarland Clinic CDC: Coronavirus (COVID-19) WHO: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public Ames Public Library: COVID-19 INFORMATION Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine (Source: FDA) o mRNA (active ingredient) o Lipids (0.43 mg (4-hydroxybutyl)azanediyl)bis(hexane-6,1-diyl)bis(2-hexyldecanoate), 0.05 mg 2[(polyethylene glycol)-2000]-N,N-ditetradecylacetamide, 0.09 mg 1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3- phosphocholine, and 0.2 mg cholesterol) o Potassium chloride o Monobasic potassium phosphate o Sodium chloride o Dibasic sodium phosphate dihydrate o Sucrose Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine (Source: FDA) o mRNA (active ingredient) o Lipids (SM-102, 1,2-dimyristoyl-rac-glycero3-methoxypolyethylene glycol-2000 [PEG2000-DMG], cholesterol, and 1,2-distearoyl-snglycero-3-phosphocholine [DSPC]) o Tromethamine o Tromethamine hydrochloride o Acetic acid o Sodium acetate o Sucrose Johnson-Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine o Recombinant, replication-incompetent adenovirus type 26 expressing the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein (active ingredient) o citric acid monohydrate o trisodium citrate dihydrate o ethanol o 2-hydroxypropyl-Beta-cyclodextrin (HBCD) o polysorbate-80 o sodium chloride

WHAT'S ALL THIS ABOUT VITAMIN D Vitamin D and COVID-19 A Supercomputer Analyzed COVID-19, and an Interesting New Hypothesis Has Emerged Interestingly, the researchers suggest vitamin D as a potentially useful Covid-19 drug. "The vitamin is involved in the RAS system and could prove helpful by reducing levels of another compound, known as REN," the report says. "Again, this could stop potentially deadly bradykinin storms from forming." Other compounds could treat symptoms associated with bradykinin storms, such as Hymecromone and timbetasin. Mysterious Link Between Vitamin D And COVID-19 Reaffirmed in 'Striking' New Findings