I recently listened to an excellent podcast by the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC) in which clinicians discussed the topic of current COVID omicron variants BA 4/5. The doctors discussed the nature of the variant, how treatment varies from previous strains of Omicron, and took questions from the audience.
Home from school and separated from peers during crucial developmental phases, young children and adolescents were clearly those most negatively impacted, in various ways, by the pandemic lockdowns.
In my last blog, I covered in great detail the complex mechanisms that in many long hauler COVID patients can cause a number of neurological issues, including headaches.
As I have discussed in detail in my previous blog in our long COVID series, residual virus is not thought to be the only problem we face relevant to ongoing neurological issues following an infection. Medical News Today reported in a new perspective article, based on clinical observations, autopsies, and lab findings by a team of researchers in Chicago, which argues against the virus directly affecting brain cells. Instead, it appears that the brain is affected by systemic inflammation and circulatory problems.1
While we certainly know more about COVID 19 than we may have when this pandemic first began over two years ago, there is much still to be learned as events continue to evolve and new information comes to light.
Developed by the notable team of clinicians at the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care (FLCCC) Alliance, the I-RECOVER protocol was developed in collaboration with expert clinicians including Dr. Paul Marik, Dr. Pierre Kory, Dr. Keith Berkowitz, and others to address the lingering issues associated with long haul COVID syndrome (LHCS).1