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A woman receives a booster shot at a pop-up vaccination clinic in Las Vegas on Dec. 21.

Evidence grows that vaccines lower the risk of getting long COVID

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The chance of even a mild case of COVID-19 turning into a long-term, debilitating medical condition is one of the greatest fears of Americans trying to navigate the pandemic, which is again taking a turn as new data show the BA.2 subvariant is taking hold in the U.S. Unfortunately, the only… Read More

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What Causes Long COVID Is A Mystery. Here’s How Scientists Are Trying To Crack It

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Updated September 20, 2021 at 11:44 PM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — A year and a half into the pandemic, doctors are getting better at recognizing long COVID — the collection of persistent health problems that some people develop after a coronavirus infection — but research has yet to pinpoint what could be driving the… Read More