The Connection Between COVID-19 and Thyroid Disease

An informative article written by Dr. Jessica Nelson explores the potential relationship between COVID-19 and autoimmune thyroid diseases, such as Graves’ disease and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, as well as the emerging connection between COVID-19 and Type 1 diabetes.

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Potential New Marker for Assessing Long Covid and Cognitive Slowing

A study published last week found that Long COVID patients exhibit pronounced cognitive slowing, particularly in simple reaction time tasks, compared to both recovered COVID patients and those who never had COVID. This cognitive deficit was significant, with long COVID patients responding about three standard deviations slower than healthy controls.

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COVID-19’s Connection to the Recent Rise in Respiratory Infections

An article discusses the surge in respiratory illnesses in children in the US, China, and other regions during 2021 and 2022. The unusual timing and increased cases have sparked a debate on how the COVID-19 pandemic may have influenced the rates of other infectious diseases. Terms like “immunity debt” and “immunity theft” have been coined to describe potential explanations for this correlation.

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