Understanding the risks of reinfection is a pressing public health need as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on and new variants emerge. We aim to determine whether contracting COVID-19 multiple times increases the chances of developing Long COVID or worsens the health and quality of life of those with the illness.
Understanding the risks of reinfection is a pressing public health need as the COVID-19 pandemic advances and new variants emerge. Our main goals are (1) to determine whether having COVID-19 multiple times increases the chances of developing Long COVID, and (2) to determine the impact of COVID reinfections on people who already have Long COVID.
To do so, we have developed a novel survey that harnesses the knowledge of post-viral illness research and the lived experience of Long COVID patients. Data from this survey will enable us to understand the link between COVID-19 reinfections and symptoms and syndromes frequently associated with Long COVID, such as fatigue, post-exertional malaise, dysautonomia, and mast cell activation syndrome.
Our analysts are already working with preliminary survey data to address key questions relating to reinfections.
The survey will remain open until the end of August so there’s still time to take and share the survey if you haven’t done so already.
Your unique experience is the key to help us understand the impact of COVID reinfections.
We are honored to work with individuals, organizations and communities who share our commitment to increase our knowledge of COVID reinfections while being inclusive of the diverse patient populations that are impacted by the virus.
Collaborations, both local and international, can become the catalyst for new findings, improving the quality, scale and impact of research outcomes.
Please get in touch if you would like to help disseminate our survey!
COVID Reinfections FAQ
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Project Co-Leads: Gina Assaf, Letícia Soares PhD, Megan L. Fitzgerald, PhD
Project Management: Teresa Akintonwa
Technical Contributor: Hannah Wei
Contributor and Social Media Strategy: Jerry, Lisa McCorkell