After “Long Covid,” The Science Discovers “Long Colds” and “Long Flu”

People don’t think it be, but it do.

It’s all real.

The Guardian:

Scientists say they have found evidence that people may experience “long colds”, acute respiratory infections with long-term symptoms.

Some of the most common symptoms include coughing, stomach pain, and diarrhoea more than four weeks after the initial infection. The severity of an illness appears to be a key driver of risk of long-term symptoms.

The study, led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), was published in the Lancet’s EClinicalMedicine journal.

The Lancet is a very serious publication, so you know this is serious

The findings suggest there may be long-lasting health impacts after non-Covid acute respiratory infections such as colds, influenza, or pneumonia, that have been going unrecognised.

However, the researchers do not yet have evidence suggesting that the symptoms have the same severity or duration as long Covid.

Hopefully, they’ll find it by the time Pfizer figures out a way to make money out of this.

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