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Highly increased cardiovascular risk after corona infections

A study with samples from the UK Biobank from March to November 2020 shows that post acute phase infection with the coronavirus entails a greatly increased risk of cardiovascular disease and death. All participants in the study had similar characteristics (age, gender, smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, weight, cardiovascular disease, social situation). The average age was 66 years. Mortality increases up to 81-fold in the first

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Long Covid is caused by inflammation in the brain

Long Covid is caused by inflammation in the brainNeurobiologist Dr. Martin Korte at the Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung at TU Braunschweig examines the interaction of the immune system and nervous system. With his scientists he was one of the first to show that respiratory diseases caused by viruses lead to long-term consequences in the brain. About 10% of all those infected with Cov19 develop symptoms of Long

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Infection not necessarily induces protecting antibodies to Sars-CoV-2

Within an award-winning study Dr. Pia Gattringer at the medical university of vienna found out that about 20% of persons recovered from an SARS-CoV-2 infection did not produce sufficient amounts of protecting antibodies to the virus. These so called non-responders therefore are not protected against re-infection and possibly also not against severe courses of the disease Source: Die Presse vom 3.12.2022

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