Do you suffer from long COVID-19 symptoms after receiving COVID and if you have been vaccinated? There is a new study that gives a clue.
The news: A new study from Israel has found that long COVID-19 symptoms are less likely in fully vaccinated people, according to Nature.
- The study – which has not been peer-reviewed but is available on a preprint server – showed that those who had a COVID-19 infection and both doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine were less likely to experience long COVID-19 symptoms compared to those who were unvaccinated.
- Vaccinated people were less likely to report COVID-19 symptoms than those who never received COVID-19, oddly enough.
What they say: “Here’s another reason to get vaccinated if you needed one,” co-author Michael Edelstein, an epidemiologist at Bar-Ilan University in Safed, Israel, told Nature.com.
More characters: A new study – published Tuesday in the medical journal Cell – discovered four factors that could suggest long-term COVID-19 infection, which I reported to Deseret News.
- The factors are often found in those who later developed prolonged COVID-19 symptoms.
- The four factors included viral load, presence of autoantibodies, reactivation of Epstein-Barr virus, and a patient with type 2 diabetes.