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MattHooper1975

What an uninformative article. It’s left unclear what “mild” symptoms are and how they relate to these mobility problems. Because “mild” has been used to encompass basically anything that doesn’t put you in the hospital - from a case of the sniffles for a few days to extreme prolonged bouts of fever, pain, exhaustion, fatigue etc. So are these “mild” cases the people who had some mobility issues (eg strong fatigue) during their acute phase and never got over the fatigue? Or can someone who had a very mild case - eg headache and congestion or whatever - later on develop these mobility problems? It’s amazing how many articles on covid don’t answer the basic questions that arise from the very subject of the article.


GuyMcTweedle

I don’t mean to throw shade on Dal here, but the paper doesn’t show what is the title of the press release. The study was a self-reported survey that noted a correlation between mobility and an infection. It could just be ageing adults are more likely to be infected, or one of a dozen other explanations they didn’t, or couldn’t, control for. It adds little scientifically, but the bigger problem is how Dal is spinning it. Not cool.


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Myllicent

The data used in this particular study was gathered in 2020 before the vaccines were available to community dwelling seniors in Canada.


ptear

Under 50 mobility problems is having nowhere to go.


ArtsBeeBunny

It makes me think of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


n0n-participant

I think average time from HIV to AIDS is about 10 yrs? We're only 2 yrs into this. Oh well I'm sure long covid just makes you a little tired. Probably just getting older. At least everyone agrees its real and are funding research into long term effects.


SecretAgentIceBat

As summoned by /u/adotmatrix … The way that HIV stays dormant for so long is totally unique to HIV and it’s sister viruses, most of which people have never heard of. There’s no comparison to SARS-CoV-2, really. Long COVID is very real, but not caused by the virus hanging around. People with long COVID do actually kick the infection.


resnet152

Is this something we'd know at this point, when dealing with a novel coronavirus?


SecretAgentIceBat

It’s something you could know based on the fact that it’s a coronavirus in the first place, tbh. Each “family” of viruses behaves a little (or a lot) differently from one another. And there are only a few that can remain dormant for long periods of time. HIV is an example, Herpes is another one. But that’s because their unique ways of infecting the cell allow them to do so. Coronaviruses have their own unique ways of infecting cells, and there is no part of the coronaviral “replication cycle” that would allow it to go dormant. If you’d like a more detailed example, read about HIV integration. That’s why it pops back up so much later, just that one unique step that other viruses don’t do.


resnet152

Thanks!


adotmatrix

I’m not sure if this is an intentional comparison or just an unfortunate choice of words. Conflating the two is disingenuous. There are very notable differences: transmission, replication and a completely different disease. I assume maybe you heard something about COVID and T lymphocytes. MERS, which is closely related to SARS-CoV-2 also infects T lymphocytes has been around for a long time. Neither MERS nor SARS demonstrated any ability to replicate in in white blood cells in contrast to HIV which does so aggressively. u/SecretAgentIceBat might have something to add.


Just_Rocket_Science

Did you just compare COVID to AIDS? I’m going to hope that wasn’t the intent…


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