COVID-19 Information

Note: The Global Autoimmune Institute team is unable to provide medical advice on COVID-19, vaccines, autoimmune disease, or other health concerns. For more information on coronavirus, please visit the CDCNIHNHS, or your country’s public health agency.

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Coronavirus:

COVID-19 NEWS AS IT RELATES TO AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE

*Updated July 26, 2021

An ongoing timeline summarizing key COVID-19 scientific developments, especially as it pertains to autoimmune disease

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Coronavirus:

COVID VACCINE & AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE FAQ

Check out our most frequently asked questions about autoimmune disease and COVID-19 vaccines!

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Coronavirus:

COVID VACCINE: SIDE EFFECTS IN WOMEN & THE PURPOSE OF TWO DOSES

April 1, 2021

Why women experience more COVID-19 vaccine side effects and autoimmune disease, and the purpose behind two doses

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Coronavirus:

IS SARS-COV-2 AN AUTOIMMUNE VIRUS? IS LONG COVID AN AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE?

Carolyn Serraino March 26, 2021

A comparative look at the overlap between COVID-19 infection and autoimmunity, and the science behind it

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Coronavirus:

VACCINES, COVID-19, & AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE: NEW DEVELOPMENTS

March 12, 2021

The latest info on COVID-19 high risk outcomes, vaccine recommendations, and adverse reactions as it pertains to AD

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News:

KEY POINTS FROM DR. FAUCI'S CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

February 3, 2021

Public health and immunology expert, Dr. Fauci, outlines current challenges and successes in the coronavirus pandemic

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Coronavirus:

Understanding Long COVID

December 19, 2020

What we know about long COVID, and the link between the post-viral syndrome, ME/CFS, and autoimmune disease

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Coronavirus:

COVID-19 AND AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE: WHAT WE KNOW NOW

*updated October 24, 2020

A compilation of the most recent information out there on the relationship between COVID-19 and autoimmune disease

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Coronavirus:

COVID-19 & Autoimmune Disease

*Updated October 3, 2020

General information about the coronavirus as it relates to chronic conditions, plus self-care tips, and resources

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New Research:

Autoimmune Disease May Not Put You at Higher Risk of COVID-19

May 23, 2020

Study suggests that autoimmune patients with coronavirus have same hospitalization rate as the general population

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Managing Your Health:

Finding Balance in Uncertain Times

April 10, 2020

How to cope with coronavirus anxieties and using chronic illness as a tool to navigate the uncertainties

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Other Articles

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Coronavirus:

SARS-CoV-2 Transmission From People Without COVID-19 Symptoms

This study published in JAMA reports peak infectiousness in symptomatic versus asymptomatic COVID-19 cases

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Coronavirus:

COVID-19, Vaccines and Autoimmune Diseases

GAI talks with U.S. News, weighing in on the discussion of the COVID vaccine for those living with autoimmune disease

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Coronavirus:

Diverse Functional Autoantibodies in Patients with COVID-19

Scientists at Yale explain how autoantibodies turn against the body in some cases of severe COVID-19

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Coronavirus:

COVID-19 Vaccines Are Entering Uncharted Immune Territory

The Atlantic covers how some immunosuppressants inhibit the body’s ability to create antibodies after vaccination

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Coronavirus:

The Way Out of Brain Fog

The Atlantic delves into one of the more prevalent symptoms to develop after a COVID-19 infection: brain fog

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Coronavirus:

Friendly fire: How autoantibodies could drive severe Covid

Knowable Magazine explains the role of autoantibodies in driving severe COVID-19 symptoms and triggering long COVID

Coronavirus:

Coronavirus Deranges the Immune System in Complex and Deadly Ways

Kaiser Health Network discusses how a COVID-19 infection can lead to the development of autoimmune diseases

Coronavirus:

The Immune Havoc of COVID-19

Scientific American analyzes the damage serious immune responses can have on the body after a COVID-19 infection

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Coronavirus:

The Vaccine Alternatives for People with Compromised Immune Systems

An article by National Geographic outlines the use of antibodies to protect those unable to take vaccines

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Coronavirus:

COVID VACCINES MIGHT LOSE POTENCY AGAINST NEW VIRAL VARIANTS

Nature’s comprehensive timeline of COVID-19 research, including recent vaccine updates

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Coronavirus:

VACCINES AND AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE

Deplatform Disease’s roundup of current research on COVID-19 and autoimmunity

Coronavirus:

Rogue antibodies could be driving severe COVID-19

An article in Nature explains how autoantibodies may be linked to severe COVID-19 infections

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