More than two years of long COVID research hasn’t yielded many answers: scientific review – CTV

Jan. 18, 2023

The world has been grappling with the spectre of long COVID since mid-2020, when some patients realized their COVID-19 symptoms hadn’t fully disappeared — but nearly three years later, how much do we really know about this persistent issue?

A new paper reviewing the existing studies on long COVID is suggesting that research is still sorely lacking in providing relief for patients, and that clinicians and researchers need to learn more about a chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), in order to truly understand and treat long COVID.

Published Friday in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Reviews Microbiology, the review aims to condense the body of research surrounding this complicated condition in order to paint the most detailed picture yet of an illness authors say is impacting, in some form, at least one in ten people who have contracted COVID-19.

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