What doctors know about lingering symptoms of coronavirus

Is it possible that people who recover from COVID-19 will be plagued with long term side effects from the infection? An infectious disease physician reviews the evidence so far.

William Petri, Professor of Medicine, University of Virginia • conversation
June 24, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  health  covid-19  coronavirus  pandemic  wuhan  sars-cov-2  delirium  coronavirus-2020  sars-cov  smell  taste  icu  pneumonia  acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome

What does 'survival of the fittest' mean in the coronavirus pandemic? Look to the immune system

Who is most likely to survive an infection of the new coronavirus? Two immunologists explain that it is those who mount exactly the right immune response – not too weak, not too strong.

Mitzi Nagarkatti, SmartState Endowed Chair of Center for Cancer Drug Discovery, Carolina Distinguished Professor and Chair, Dept. of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, University of South Carolina • conversation
April 29, 2020 ~9 min

Tags:  covid-19  heart  immune-system  pandemic  lungs  sars-cov-2  viruses  pneumonia  ace2  immunosuppressant  immunocompromised

What we do and do not know about COVID-19's infectious dose and viral load

Two phrases you hear a lot these days are viral load and infectious dose. What do they mean? Do they reflect the severity of disease or whether someone will get severely ill? Two experts explain.

Seema Lakdawala, Assisstant Professor, University of Pittsburgh • conversation
April 14, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus sars-cov-2 severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome-sars pneumonia

What we do and do not know about COVID-19's infectivity and viral load

Two phrases you hear a lot these days are viral load and infectious dose. What do they mean? Do they reflect the severity of disease or whether someone will get severely ill? Two experts explain.

Seema Lakdawala, Assisstant Professor, University of Pittsburgh • conversation
April 14, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus sars-cov-2 severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome-sars pneumonia

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