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Omicron and Long Haul Syndrome: What You Need to Know (September 2022)

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As the Omicron variant of the coronavirus continues to sweep across the United States, another important question has emerged for scientists worldwide: Will more transmission equal more long COVID cases?     For the general population, COVID-19 risk assessment has become individualized. The virus that shut down businesses and forced schools to go remote in March 2020 has largely become a fact of life and a minor nuisance. But for the people experiencing post-COVID conditions, more commonly referred to as long COVID, life has significantly changed since they got sick. The CDC Trusted Source  broadly defines long COVID as a range of new, returning, or ongoing health issues a person experiences at least four weeks post-infection. Though much of the focus has been on physical symptoms, such as fatigue or cough, new research is emerging about mental health effects. Rece

COVID Omicron BA2.75 Symptoms

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As of the week ending September 24, 2022, BA.5 represent an estimated 83.1% of the SARS-CoV-2 variants currently circulating in the United States,  according  to the CDC.  In India and Nepal, however, the prevalence of a subvariant of BA.2 (designated BA.2.75) is increasing rapidly and is now becoming dominant in Nepal ( R ). The World Health Organization has designated BA.2.75 as a “variant of concern lineage under monitoring.” Moreover, BA.2.75 has been detected in at least 25 other countries, including the United States, Singapore, Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan, and Australia; as such, it has spread across multiple continents ( R ). In the United States, the BA 2.75 subvariant is hovering at 1.4% of the variants currently circulating in the US, as of the week ending September 24, 2022. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation  (IHME) at the University of Washington and other experts, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious di

Is the Omicron Variant Dangerous or Not Dangerous?

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As of the week ending September 17, 2022, BA.5 represent an estimated 84.8% of the SARS-CoV-2 variants currently circulating in the United States,  according  to the CDC. The BA.4.6 Omicron subvariant is the second most prevalent with 10.3% of cases originating from the pathogen. Data suggest that these lineages could be more transmissible than previous Omicron sublineages. However, there is no evidence currently available to suggest that BA.4 and BA.5 cause more severe disease than other variants or Omicron lineages. US CDC is continuing to assess the impact that BA.4 and BA.5 have on public health. BA.5 is one of many Covid-19 Omicron subvariants to emerge since last winter. The subvariant is also driving up cases in parts of Europe and North America and has become the dominant U.S. Omicron strain. This version of the virus is believed to spread particularly easily, fueled in part by its ability to evade immunity built up from vaccines and prior infections. Is BA.5 more contagious? B

Post COVID management protocol: What you need to know (September 2022)

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Background COVID–19 disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus is relatively a new disease, with fresh information being known on a dynamic basis about the natural history of the disease, especially in terms of post-recovery events. After acute COVID-19 illness, recovered patients may continue to report wide variety of signs and symptoms including fatigue, body ache, cough, sore throat, difficulty in breathing, etc.  Scope This document provides an integrated holistic approach for managing patients who have recovered enough from COVID. The recovery period is likely to be longer for patients who suffered from more severe form of the disease and those with pre-existing illness. Post-COVID Protocol The FLCCC (Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance) was formed by leading critical care specialists in March 2020, at the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, dedicated to developing highly effective treatment protocols to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 and to improve the outcomes fo

Long COVID Series with Dr Been 2022

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This video series, Long Story Short with Dr. Been, features one of the internet’s most popular medical educators. A medical doctor and software engineer, Dr. Mobeen Syed (known to his fans as Dr. Been) has been teaching medicine since 1994. He collaborated with the FLCCC Alliance to create the I-RECOVER protocol to treat long COVID. Did you know chronic inflammatory diseases caused 52% of worldwide deaths? The series is an incredible educational resource and, of course, it’s free.   This video series will explore emerging topics and research regarding long COVID and other pandemic-related issues in Dr. Been’s informative, engaging style. Episode 1: COVID and changes in brain structure Welcome to the inaugural episode of the Long Story Short with Dr. Been series. Dr. Been reviewed the latest research and developments related to Long COVID and changes in brain size and structure.   Episode 2: Diabetes and Long COVID In this second video of a series for FLCCC, Dr. Mobeen S

Safety of supplements listed on the FLCCC protocols in pregnant women (2022)

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According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), it is advisable to take one prenatal vitamin a day. This typically includes:  Vitamin C (80 mg for ages 14-18, 85 mg for ages 19-50) Calcium (1300 mg for ages 14-18, 1000 mg for ages 19-50) Vitamin A (750 mg for ages 14-18, 770 mg for ages 19-50) Vitamin D3: 400-600 units B6: 1.9 mg B12: 2.6 mg Folic Acid: 600 mg Iron: 27 mg Choline: 450 mg Besides those listed above, ACOG does not explicitly say whether or not it is safe to take herbal or other dietary supplements such as the ones listed in FLCCC protocols.[1]  Supplements such as B1 (1.4 mg), B2 (1.4 mg), B3 (18-35mg), and zinc (11-13 mg) are recommended by the American Pregnancy Association.[2]  Magnesium supplementation during pregnancy may reduce fetal growth restriction and pre‐eclampsia and increase birthweight.[3] (See below for dosing.) The need for magnesium increases during pregnancy,