Long Covid: clues about causes
This investigated the monocyte and inflammatory profiles of individuals who were hospitalised with COVID-19 during the acute phase and the convalescent period.
SARS-CoV-2-specific nasal IgA wanes 9 months after hospitalisation with COVID-19 and is not induced by subsequent vaccination
This study demonstrates durable yet compartmentalised nasal IgA and plasma antibody responses to SARSCoV-2 after infection and subsequent vaccination.
Policy & Recommendations
Call for action on Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness, and Response
Ahead of the UN High-level Meeting on Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness, and Response, taking place in September, ESWI has joined the Pandemic Action Network, alongside more than 90 partners, in signing a political declaration calling leaders for action.
Toward Comprehensive Care for Long Covid
The sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection can involve multiple organ systems and are often grouped together as “long Covid” or PASC (postacute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2)
ESWI Airborne: Burden of Disease
Burden of disease - A focus on acute respiratory viruses in older adults
Why should older adults be particularly careful of acute respiratory viruses? What are risk factors for adverse outcomes? Why is RSV typically under-diagnosed in adults compared with flu and what are some of the long-term impacts?
Second monovalent SARS-CoV-2 mRNA booster restores Omicron-specific neutralizing activity in both nursing home residents and health care workers
Antibody levels and neutralizing activity progressively increased with each booster but subsequently waned over 3-6 months.
Prevention of long COVID: progress and challenges
Long COVID—the umbrella term that encompasses the post-acute and long-term sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection—can be profoundly disabling and might affect people for a lifetime.
COVID-19 evolving variants and how to stay safe
Why are we seeing a rising number of COVID-19 cases in some parts of the world? How is the SARS CoV 2 virus evolving? What do Governments and the public need to do to live with COVID-19 safely? Dr Maria Van Kerkhove explains in WHO's Science in 5.
Association of COVID-19 Infection With Incident Diabetes
SARS-CoV-2 infection may lead to acute and chronic sequelae. Emerging evidence suggests a higher risk of diabetes after infection, but population-based evidence is still sparse.
How mRNA technology is improving the flu Shot: The Big Take podcast by Bloomberg
It’s estimated that half a million or more people around the world die of influenza each year. And many of these deaths could be prevented with a highly effective, widely used flu shot.
Changes in sleep quality and sleep disturbances in the general population from before to during the COVID-19 lockdown: A systematic review and meta-analysis
This systematic review and meta-analysis aims to explore changes in sleep quality and sleep disturbances in the general population from before to during the COVID-19 lockdown.
ESWI Summit 2022: Pandemic Preparedness, Where Science and Policy Meet
ESWI pandemic preparedness summit: where science and policy meet
Main outcome of the ESWI summit “Pandemic Preparedness: Where Science and Policy Meet”, which took place in Brussels in June 2022, was recently published in the scientific journal One Health Outlook.