NYTimes: New Research Hints at 4 Factors That May Increase Chances of Long Covid

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After many people seemingly randomly experience long term symptoms of COVID, studies have now just found certain biological indicators that might help predict who is most at risk. The first is the magnitude of the viral load indicated by coronavirus RNA levels in blood in the beginning of an infection. The other three include autoantibody presence, which attacks self tissues instead of foreign ones, reactivation of Epstein-Barr virus which is typically dormant in adults but active in children, and finally Type II diabetes. To the last risk factor, studies are still being developed on other medical conditions that could increase chances of long COVID. Ultimately, this research is not sufficient enough unless it is used to ensure proper care and watch of people with COVID who also show these warning signs. To read the full article, click here. To read more about COVID-19, click here.

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