I'm a COVID-19 long-hauler and an epidemiologist – here's how it feels when symptoms last for months

Margot Gage Witvliet went from being healthy and active to fearing she was dying almost overnight. An epidemiologist, she dug into the research to understand what's happening to long-haulers like her.

Margot Gage Witvliet, Assistant Professor of Social Epidemiology, Lamar University • conversation
Aug. 11, 2020 ~8 min

 health  medicine  covid-19  coronavirus  death  pandemic  science  chronic-disease  fatigue  family  neurology  neurotoxins

Lyme disease symptoms could be mistaken for COVID-19, with serious consequences

What might look like a mild case of COVID-19 could actually be a bacterial infection from a tick bite, with potentially debilitating symptoms if it goes untreated.

Jory Brinkerhoff, Associate Professor of Biology, University of Richmond • conversation
May 27, 2020 ~8 min

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Delirium, depression, anxiety, PTSD – the less discussed effects of COVID-19

A new review assesses the potential long-term psychological impact of COVID-19.

Edward Chesney, Clinical Research Fellow, King's College London • conversation
May 18, 2020 ~6 min

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Keto diet: here's why some people experience fatigue, nausea, headaches after starting it

The adverse symptoms some people experience after adopting the ketogenic diet is known as the "keto flu".

Andrew Scott, Senior Lecturer in Applied Exercise Science, University of Portsmouth • conversation
April 15, 2020 ~7 min

 diet  flu  fatigue  nausea  ketones  keto-diet

Here is why you might be feeling tired while on lockdown

It takes a period of mental adjustment to get over such big changes but optimism and structure could help.

John Leach, Visiting Senior Research Fellow in Survival Psychology, University of Portsmouth • conversation
April 6, 2020 ~6 min

 mental-health  covid-19  coronavirus  sleep  fatigue