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Acute Covid and Long Covid

Information & resources on Covid-19,Long Covid and its overlapping with ME/CFS

On this page you will find information on:

  • What is Long Covid
  • Symptoms of Long Covid
  • What to do if you think you have Long Covid
  • Treatment
  • Overlap of Long Covid with ME/CFS
  • Research


“Millions of people continue to suffer from exhaustion, cognitive problems and other long-lasting symptoms after a coronavirus infection. The exact causes of the illness, known as long Covid, are not known. But new research offers clues, describing the toll the illness takes on the body and why it can be so debilitating.” Josh Keller

Long Covid Linked to Overactive Immune System Extract “This study provides the strongest evidence to date for a clear biological basis for the clinically apparent syndrome of long COVID,” Professor Anthony Kelleher, Director of the Kirby Institute at UNSW Sydney, said in a press release. Kelleher and his colleagues analyzed blood samples from 62 patients […]

Retha Viviers & Dr Karin van der Merwe | Post Viral Syndrome Viviers and Dr Karin van der Merwe chat about  Post Viral Syndrome: Long Covid on Die Groot Ontbyt. Follow Us Facebook Twitter Youtube Instagram Linkedin More Posts: Retha Viviers & Dr Karin van der Merwe: Long Covid – Die Groot Ontbyt Read […]

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Could microclots help explain the mystery of long Covid? From The Guardian, on the work of Resia Pretorius: One of the biggest failures during the Covid-19 pandemic is our slow response in diagnosing and treating long Covid. As many as 100 million people worldwide already suffer from long Covid. That staggering number will eventually be […]

Long Covid & ME – symptoms From More than a million people in the UK are suffering from long Covid, with fears the number could rise due to the Omicron variant. Many patients say they only had a mild initial infection but it went on to ruin their health, social lives and finances. READ […]

Long COVID or Post-acute Sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC): An Overview of Biological Factors That May Contribute to Persistent Symptoms Amy D. Proal1 and Michael B. VanElzakker1,2* 1PolyBio Research Foundation, Kenmore, WA, United States 2Division of Neurotherapeutics, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, United States The novel virus severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus […] As per Open Medicine Foundation website: “Use our new Social Shareables page to download educational graphics about ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia, Long COVID, and Chronic Lyme Disease and share them on social media. The steps are easy: click on each image to download and post directly to Instagram, Twitter, and/or Facebook! You can also follow OMF […] The 2nd Virtual Scientific Conference for the International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ Myalgia Encephalomyelitis was held on the 19th – 21st August 2021 (streamed on zoom). The conference promoted unpublished data and included both clinicians and biomedical researchers.  The talks were grouped into different sections, including the longer 45 minute talks in the Professional Workshops and shorter talks covering topics of infectious diseases, immunology and […]