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.

COVID NEWS & RESEARCH UPDATES

*Updated November 10, 2022

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

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Comparing the World’s Leading COVID-19 Vaccines

Vaccine research and development highlights from March 2020 through August 2022

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COVID VACCINE & AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE FAQ

*Updated October 6, 2022

Answers to our most frequently asked questions about autoimmune disease and COVID-19 vaccines

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Is Long COVID a New Autoimmune Disease?

June 16, 2022

A pathologist weighs in on the latest research involving the link between autoimmunity and Long COVID

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Global Perspectives on Long COVID

June 1, 2022

Insights from South Africa, Pakistan, the U.S., and the U.K.

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

March 26, 2021

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

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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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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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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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Other Articles

Multiple Possible Causes of Long COVID Come into Focus

New Scientist provides an overview of why long Covid may be an autoimmune response, as well as other causes

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Immune System Rejuvenating Drugs Being Tested For Treatment of COVID

MIT Technology Review examines the use of so-called “anti-aging” drugs to combat the effects of COVID-19

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Coronavirus ‘ghosts’ found lingering in the gut

Nature discusses whether long COVID could be linked to viral fragments found in the body months after an infection

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Global Prevalence of Long COVID

A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases

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Lessons from the ‘long COVID’ clinic

The UC Davis Medical Center’s Post-COVID-19 Clinic opened in November 2020

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The immunology and immunopathology of COVID-19

Science magazine investigates the differences in immune responses seen in those with and without Long Covid syndrome

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COVID Long Haulers Are Calling Attention to Chronic Illnesses

Scientific American connects how caring for Covid long haulers can validate the experiences of chronic illness patients

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‘I Had Never Felt Worse’

The New York Times consults experts to understand why some are developing autoimmune diseases like POTS after COVID-19

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Studies Identify Risk Factors for Long COVID

The Scientist summarizes several recent studies citing autoantibodies as a possible risk factor for long Covid

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The Coronavirus in a Tiny Drop

The New York Times created a new simulation showing how the virus survives inside tiny airborne particles of water

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How Immunocompromised People Are Coping with COVID

Scientific American shares experiences of patients who can’t count on full protection from vaccination

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When the Immune Response Makes COVID-19 Worse

This piece by The Scientist considers COVID-19 as a two-step disease: interferon response and hyperinflammation

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Rogue Antibodies Involved in Nearly One Fifth of COVID Deaths

Scientific American discusses research on autoantibodies in the development of severe COVID-19

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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

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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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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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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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VACCINES AND AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE

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

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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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