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Wasn't this already known in 2020? Not the 80% bit, which I wouldn't take too seriously btw. But that some percentage of people obtained dental issues after covid. 

As far as I'm aware, there hasn't been an established causal link at this time. So it might be that people with a bunch of (genetic) sensitivities or weaknesses get F-d up by covid in such a way that those weaknesses or predispositions suddenly show up as well. But stuff like this gets murky and complex pretty quick. Is there a causal link when someone with covid suddenly have all kinds of predisposed weaknesses popping up? You could argue either way, I guess. The latest I've read was that the process with which people can have effects in their brain from covid was uncovered. To me, that's the point where I'd argue: yeah, there's probably causality.

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just talked to my mom. she woke w/a sore throat on saturday. worse on sunday and today. head cold feeling, fever of 100ish and other covid symptoms. no breathing issues and it's not in her chest. she's done like 4 tests all negative. went to pharmacy to get PCR test to be sure. will know in 1 to 2 days. 

fingers crossed it's not covid. 

she's super cautious. only goes to grocery store. wears a mask. but has had some repair guy at her house fixing some things but she wasn't around him even when he was inside. 


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omicron specific vaccine boosters likely available in a few weeks. 


moderna and pfizer are coming per national news networks today


so that's good. 

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Interesting and promising study into long-covid. Seems that low cortisol levels might be a good biomarker to diagnose long-covid.


SARS-CoV-2 infection can result in the development of a constellation of persistent sequelae following acute disease called post-acute sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC) or Long COVID13. Individuals diagnosed with Long COVID frequently report unremitting fatigue, post-exertional malaise, and a variety of cognitive and autonomic dysfunctions13; however, the basic biological mechanisms responsible for these debilitating symptoms are unclear. Here, 215 individuals were included in an exploratory, cross-sectional study to perform multi-dimensional immune phenotyping in conjunction with machine learning methods to identify key immunological features distinguishing Long COVID. Marked differences were noted in specific circulating myeloid and lymphocyte populations relative to matched control groups, as well as evidence of elevated humoral responses directed against SARS-CoV-2 among participants with Long COVID. Further, unexpected increases were observed in antibody responses directed against non-SARS-CoV-2 viral pathogens, particularly Epstein-Barr virus. Analysis of circulating immune mediators and various hormones also revealed pronounced differences, with levels of cortisol being uniformly lower among participants with Long COVID relative to matched control groups. Integration of immune phenotyping data into unbiased machine learning models identified significant distinguishing features critical in accurate classification of Long COVID, with decreased levels of cortisol being the most significant individual predictor. These findings will help guide additional studies into the pathobiology of Long COVID and may aid in the future development of objective biomarkers for Long COVID.



(still in preprint!)

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Got my updated omicron bivalent booster (Moderna) yesterday. The shot was one of the most painless shots I’ve ever had (btw I’m terrified of needles and get nauseous, break into sweats, etc) but today my arm hurts like hell. Also, yesterday I had a headache and some joint/muscle cramps… as well as some of the worst farts I’ve ever had in my life. Grade A paint-peelers. Anyone else have bad gas after their shots?


Go get those shots peeps. even though the news says cases are going down, it seems like everyone I know is getting covid. 

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got the updated pfizer booster friday. was fine. easiest of all the shots i guess.. though i only had a bit of weirdness w/the very first shot and only for a couple hours. 

anyway.. feeling good about updated booster. takes away another layer of worry about the virus/long covid potential.

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