• So, this is extremely interesting--it seems as if severe COVID-19 cases as well as 'Long COVID' may be driven by auto-immune over-reactions. I think this is potentially very good news for the investigation of auto-immune diseases generally, as it may help shed light on the underlying mechanisms and see more research funding become available for this strand of work, especially, perhaps, for suspected post-viral auto-immune problems such as ME.

    Scientists have long known that conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and multiple sclerosis are driven by the immune system malfunctioning and attacking the body. But less is known about viral infections and their ability to induce autoimmune reactions.

    https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020­/dec/13/autoantibodies-may-be-driving-se­vere-covid-cases-study-shows

    Early days, obviously just one more non-peer-reviewed study, but intriguing, I think.

    Hope all those with continuing symptoms have seen them lightening!

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