Can the Vaccinated Develop Long Covid After a Breakthrough Infection?

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While some breakthrough cases among those who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 are inevitable, they are unlikely to result in hospitalization or death. But one important question about breakthrough infection that remains unanswered is: Can the vaccinated develop so-called long Covid?

Long Covid refers to a set of symptoms — such as severe fatigue, brain fog, headache, muscle pain and sleep problems — that can persist for weeks or months after the active infection has ended. The syndrome is poorly understood, but studies suggest that between 10 and 30 percent of adults who catch the virus may experience long Covid,

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Get Vaccinated, Tests for COVID, New Type of Mask

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Take 5 minutes to catch up on Infection Control Today’s highlights for the week ending August 13.

Here are 5 highlights from ICT®’s wide-ranging coverage of the infection prevention and control world. Everything from interviews with known opinion leaders, to the news that infection preventionists and other health care professionals can use on their jobs.

Get Vaccinated Even If You’ve Gotten COVID-19, Study Suggests

A CDC investigation shows 2.3 times the number of reinfections with natural immunity compared to breakthrough infections in those who are vaccinated.

Put COVID-19 to the Test

As questions arise about vaccine efficacy and how

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Hosking recovers from COVID-19 infection to win Ladies Tour of Norway sprint

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It was a long and arduous road back to just lining up at the start of a race for Chloe Hosking (Trek-Segafredo), who had to sit out for four-and-a-half months after a COVID-19 infection in early April. The Australian appears to be fully recovered and in top form having secured an emotional stage 4 victory at the Ladies Tour of Norway.

On her return at the Ladies Tour of Norway, initially Hosking looked to be easing her way back in and did not finish with the peloton on the first two stages. On the final stage into Holden on Sunday,

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Researchers Identify Genetic Factor Responsible for Increased Risk of COVID-19 Infection Among Elderly and Diabetic | The Weather Channel – Articles from The Weather Channel

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Researchers have identified that low microRNA (miRNA) immunity increases the risk of COVID-19 infection in older adults and people with diabetes.

MicroRNAs are a key class of gene expression regulators that play an important role in inflammation and immune response.

The study led by researchers from Nanjing University in China identified four circulating miRNAs—miR-7-5p, miR-24-3p, miR-145-5p and miR-223-3p—which are high in healthy people and much lower in older people and diabetic patients.

These miRNAs could effectively inhibit SARS-CoV-2 replication by directly targeting the S protein, said Chen-Yu Zhang from the varsity’s School of Life Sciences.

Serum exosomes

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Hawaii records 4 new coronavirus-related deaths, 845 additional infections

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State Department of Health officials Sunday reported four new corona­virus-related deaths and 845 new confirmed and probable infections statewide, bringing the state’s totals since the start of the pandemic to 552 fatalities and 51,200 cases.

The four deaths were all on Oahu and included a man in his 40s with underlying conditions who was hospitalized, a woman in her 40s with underlying conditions who as hospitalized, a man in his 50s with underlying conditions who died at home and a man in his 60s with no underlying conditions who was hospitalized.

The state’s official coronavirus-related death toll includes 426 fatalities

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