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Emerging COVID-19 Challenges: Long-COVID and Viral Variants

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February 17, 2021

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A year into the global COVID-19 pandemic, physicians and researchers are battling two newly frustrating phenomena: the spread of novel coronavirus variants with potential to undermine patients’ immune-system defenses, and a mysterious long-lasting medical syndrome in survivors, for which there remains no definitive treatment. SciLine’s media briefing dove into the latest research on these biomedical challenges, and provided reporters with opportunities for Q&A.

A year into the global COVID-19 pandemic, physicians and researchers are battling two newly frustrating phenomena: the spread of novel coronavirus variants with potential to undermine patients’ immune-system defenses, and a mysterious long-lasting medical syndrome in survivors, for which there remains no definitive treatment. SciLine’s media briefing dove into the latest research on these biomedical challenges, and provided reporters with opportunities for Q&A.

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  • Dr. Hana Akselrod, assistant professor of medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Dr. Christian Sandrock, professor of pulmonary and critical medicine at UC Davis School of Medicine
  • Moderated by SciLine’s director, Rick Weiss

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