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SARS-CoV-2 und COVID-19: Von der Krise zur Lösung

Zugehörigkeit der AutorInnen: World Health Network Korrespondierende Autorin: Spela, Salamon, salamon.spela.md@gmail.com Zusammenfassung Die andauernden globalen Auswirkungen der COVID-19-Pandemie verursachen weiterhin erheblichen Schaden. Zahlreiche Studien weisen darauf hin, dass selbst milde Infektionen sowie Reinfektionen zu sowohl symptomatischen als auch subklinischen gesundheitlichen Beeinträchtigungen, Behinderungen und chronischen Problemen führen können. Vaskuläre Schäden, die Neigung des Virus, Nervengewebe zu … Continued

Spectrum of COVID-19: From Asymptomatic Organ Damage to Long COVID Syndrome

Introduction Symptomatic Long COVID affects 10-30% of the COVID-19-infected population depending on what symptoms are measured. (1-3) Organ damage might affect over 50% of post-COVID-19 individuals (4-6) and perhaps more in adolescents and children. (7) As COVID-19 continues to transmit across the world, the consequences of the pandemic are becoming clearer. It is now known … Continued

Increased Infection Risks After COVID-19 Infections

Waves of COVID-19 infections have continued all around the world as new variants appear. The expectation that previous infections would reduce the probability or severity of the disease has proved to be incorrect [1]. While deaths during the acute phase have been decreasing, in part due to improved disease treatment and vaccination, excess mortality continues … Continued

SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19: From Crisis to Solution

Author Affiliations: World Health Network Corresponding author: Spela, Salamon, salamon.spela.md@gmail.com Abstract The global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic persists, causing significant harm. Extensive evidence indicates that even mild infections and reinfections can result in symptomatic and subclinical health damage, disability, and persistent infection. Vascular impacts, neurotropism, and immune dysregulation lead to impaired organ function, increased … Continued

Crafting Policies for an Interconnected World

While our knowledge expands faster than ever, our ability to anticipate and respond to global challenges or opportunities remains limited. A political upheaval in one country, a technological innovation in another, or an epidemic in a far-away city – any of these can create a global change cascade with many unexpected repercussions. Why is this? … Continued

Accuracy of Excess Mortality Statistics Under Threat in UK

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, governments around the world have minimized the perceived severity of COVID-19 by adjusting how pandemic data are measured and presented. For example, reducing the availability of PCR testing, alongside irregular reporting of PCR positive cases, has allowed for the appearance of “declining” cases. At the same time, the … Continued

Letters to the Infection Prevention and Control Team

Dear Infection Prevention and Control Team, I’m writing to you today as I have some concerns about the recent changes to mask policies within the trust. However, please know that part of the reason I am spending the time to contact you is because I have hope that you will truly listen; the prevalence of … Continued

Towards a Culture of Mask-wearing

In mid-XIXth century Vienna, Ignaz Semmelweis found that washing hands in obstetrical clinics drastically reduced mortality, and lost his life in the struggle to make doctors wash their hands. His contemporaries ignored his findings, and only decades later, when the germ theory of disease was accepted, doctors began washing their hands regularly. How many people … Continued