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Researchers found that generalized inflammation can disrupt the chemicals necessary for communication between brain cells, says Maura Boldrini, first author of the study.
“It’s a mix of ‘please don’t travel,’ at the same time this is easing travel for a subset of people,” said Dr. Wafaa El-Sadr, a professor of epidemiology and medicine at Columbia University.
Editor's Note: Jingwen Zhang, the author of this article, is a second year at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Ian Lipkin, director of the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, called it “really detailed and extensively documented.”
“Over the course of the summer, we started getting a sense of what issues these people were having,” says Ani Nalbandian, MD, a cardiology fellow at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.
The vaccination effort brings the pandemic full circle for some healthcare workers, providing joy and relief in equal measure, said Dr. Daniela Diaz.
The Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University offered students the opportunity to shadow doctors virtually, sitting in on tele-medicine appointments.
Editor's Note: Kate Lee, the author of this article, is a fourth year at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Dr. Daniel Griffin, an infectious disease physician at Columbia University, said about 40 percent of the long Covid patients he’s been treating cite symptom improvement after the vaccine.
Dr. Jessica Justman is an infectious diseases specialist and epidemiologist at Columbia University. "We can’t take our foot off the brake and get complacent."