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Heart and Lungs Impacted Shortly After SARS-CoV-2 Infection
Research from the National Institutes of Health shows that not only can the novel coronavirus last for months within human organs, it can infect the heart and lungs within days of initial infection. With the United States and nations across the globe enduring another surge in cases—this time due to the Omicron variant—this news is hardly encouraging. The longevity and integration of SARS-CoV-2 throughout the body may be the impetus for long COVID-19 in which patients experience a wide array of symptoms months after the initial infection has cleared. The upside is the more we learn about the novel coronavirus, the more strategies we can add to the arsenal of prevention and treatment. The study is currently undergoing Nature’s peer review process. Click here to read more.