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Long COVID-19 and New Variants: Sounding a Continuing Alarm

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1.  Staff T.  Israel sees 70% spike in number of seriously ill COVID patients within a week, The Times of Isreal. June 17, 2022.
2.  Kingsley T, Covid: Omicron sub-variants ‘evolving to target the lungs and overcome immunity’ as UK cases surge. Independent. June 24, 2022.   
3. Hachmann NP, Miller J, Collier AY. Neutralization Escape by SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Subvariants BA.2.12.1, BA.4, and BA.5. NEJM. June 22, 2022.
4. Strasser Z, Hadavand A, Murphy S, Estiri H, SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Variant is as Deadly as Previous Waves After Adjusting for Vaccinations, Demographics, and Comorbidities. Research Square. May 2, 2022. 
5. About 30% of COVID patients develop “Long COVID,” UCLA research finds. UCLA Health. Apr. 18, 2022.
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11. Cysique LA, Jakabek D, Bracken SG, et al. Post-acute COVID-19 cognitive impairment and decline uniquely associate with kynurenine pathway activation: a longitudinal observational study. medRxiv. June 7, 2022.
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13. Kavanagh KT. Those Who Believe in Herd Immunity Cannot Do the Math. Infection Control Today. Jan. 27, 2022.    
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