COVID Long-Haulers – No Increased Adverse Events

Angie Szumlinski Health, Studies

An observational study explored adverse events after vaccination. Participants were invited to complete an electronic survey, capturing self-reported COVID-19 symptoms, PCR/antibody results, and Adverse Events (AEs) following first dose of BNT162b2/Pfizer vaccine. Understanding AEs associated with SARS-CoV-2 vaccination has public health implications, especially with regard to vaccine hesitancy. Prior to COVID-19 infection but not ongoing, Long-COVID symptoms were associated with …

Vaccines and Long COVID

Angie Szumlinski Health

In a recent article published in MedPage Today, medical experts at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) annual meeting discussed COVID-19 vaccines and “long hauler” symptoms. “The question of vaccines and different neurological conditions has been studied over the years” said Walter Koroshetz, MD, director o the National institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). “We don’t have any real …

Loss of Smell and Taste

Angie Szumlinski Health, Studies

A study of about 200 COVID-19 patients last year found that nearly half reported a loss of taste or smell. While most of them regained their senses within four weeks, roughly 10% reported their condition had been unchanged or worse. Doctors are still learning about this COVID-19 related symptom and what possible treatments could be helpful. Some physicians have begun …