Going Viral: Episode 177

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Going Viral: Omicron – fact vs spin

 

In this episode:

 

 

– The government and the media have propelled anti-scientific disinformation into the mainstream
– We are seeing very significant post-COVID sequelae including diabetes & neurocognitive issues and more are emerging
– Omicron infection is less protective than the booster
– COVID has generated a major variant every six months for the past two years… more are likely to emerge so we are unlikely to be near the end
– Omicron is as deadly as the original COVID variant… it’s not just a bad flu

 

 

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Host: Dr David Lim, GP and Medical Educator

 

 

Total time: 49 mins

 

 

Guest: Prof Raina MacIntyre, Infectious Disease Physician; Professor of Global Biosecurity, NHMRC Principal Research Fellow, Head, Biosecurity Program, Kirby Institute, UNSW

 

 
Recommended Resources:

 

Neurological Damage by Coronaviruses: A Catastrophe in the Queue!
Nervous system involvement after infection with COVID-19 and other coronaviruses
SARS-CoV-2, an Underestimated Pathogen of the Nervous System
Neuroinvasion, neurotropic, and neuroinflammatory events of SARS-CoV-2: understanding the neurological manifestations in COVID-19 patients
SARS-CoV-2 involvement in central nervous system tissue damage
Fatigue and cognitive impairment in Post-COVID-19 Syndrome: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Post-infection cognitive impairments in a cohort of elderly patients with COVID-19
Cognitive impairment and altered cerebral glucose metabolism in the subacute stage of COVID-19
Risk for Newly Diagnosed Diabetes >30 Days After SARS-CoV-2 Infection Among Persons Aged <18 Years — United States, March 1, 2020–June 28, 2021

 
 
 

 

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