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How Vaccines Might Improve Long Covid

A working hypothesis from an expert immunologist

A female clinical pharmacist with Seattle Indian Health Board (SIHB) administers a shot of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, to frontline workers at the SIHB on December 21, 2020 in Seattle, Washington.

It’s clear that vaccines have helped some people with long Covid with their symptoms. While the numbers are still small, these are encouraging signs. What follows is my hypothesis as to how vaccines might improve long Covid.



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Akiko Iwasaki

Immunologist working on viral infectious diseases and vaccines. Professor at Yale. Investigator of Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Love teaching and learning.