Long COVID symptoms include hair loss and sexual dysfunction

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When many people dismiss COVID-19 as unworthy of needing a vaccine, they almost always ignore the effects of long COVID, the long-term symptoms and sequelae that tend to persist or appear after the typical convalescence period of COVID-19. And new peer-reviewed research shows that long COVID is associated with hair loss and sexual dysfunction — every male that sees this will be running as fast as they can to get the vaccine.

But on a more serious note, long COVID is linked to a lot of serious long-term consequences that are often dismissed by anti-vaccine and COVID-19 deniers.

Let’s take a look at this new paper and review the results of their analysis. The basic result is that long COVID is scary.

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COVID vaccines may prevent long COVID conditions

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A new peer-reviewed paper examined the incidence of new-onset hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease in people who received COVID vaccines compared to unvaccinated individuals with breakthrough infections. The study showed much lower risks in the COVID-19 vaccines group compared to unvaccinated individuals.

I know that, for most of the world, we’re close to reaching the point that we probably cannot convince many more people to get one of the COVID-19 vaccines. But in case there are some people who are still on the fence about the vaccine, I hope this is convincing evidence to consider the vaccine.

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COVID ICU patients show physical, mental, cognitive effects after a year

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A new peer-reviewed study shows that COVID-19 patients who were treated in an intensive care unit (ICU) exhibited physical, mental, and cognitive effects a year after treatment. This study shows the long COVID effects are serious and not something that should be ignored.

Of course, the fact that patients who survive COVID-19 in the ICU may live with non-trivial symptoms is even more evidence that the vaccine is a prudent and smart choice.

So, all of you who know my style of writing, I’m going to review this new article giving you the highlights in data with a bit of commentary about the limitations of the study along with what it may tell us. Here we go.

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