Infection Control Today (ICT) reminds us that COVID-19 is not just a respiratory virus that Omicron will eventually extinguish, and succinctly describes a continuing consequence of all COVID-19 illnesses. In the Jan. 12, 2022 article by Frank Diamond, the author reminds us that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has described “Long COVID” as a range of symptoms that can appear weeks after the infection. It can happen to anyone who has had COVID-19, even if they were asymptomatic. Another ICT member explains, “SARS-CoV-2 is similar to HIV because it ‘can silently spread throughout the host’s body and attack almost every organ.’” In addition, another variant has been discovered, B.1.640.2, and affects parts of the brain that affect taste and smell. Read the full article here.
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