Unraveling the Persistence of SARS-CoV-2: A Study on Post-Acute COVID-19 Sequelae

A recent study sheds light on the persistent effects of SARS-CoV-2, particularly focusing on the post-acute sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC), commonly known as long COVID. Here’s a detailed summary: Background PASC poses a significant challenge in the medical community, with symptoms like fatigue, anosmia, memory loss, gastrointestinal distress, and shortness of breath lingering in some individuals long after the acute phase of COVID-19​​. The World Health Organization reports that about one-quarter of COVID-19 patients experience symptoms 4-5 weeks post-infection, with about 10% having symptoms even after 12 weeks​​. Study Focus and Methodology The study aimed to identify biomarkers for PASC…