Persistent SARS-CoV-2 Infections: Implications for Epidemiology, Evolution, and Long Covid

A study analyzing genetic, symptomatic, and epidemiological data from the UK’s Office for National Statistics Covid Infection Survey (ONS-CIS) reveals significant findings about persistent SARS-CoV-2 infections and their implications​​. Key Findings: In summary, this study provides critical insights into the nature of persistent SARS-CoV-2 infections, their potential role in the emergence of new variants, and their association with Long Covid. It underscores the importance of continued surveillance and research to understand the long-term impacts of COVID-19. Read More: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2023.01.29.23285160v1.full.pdf