While the pace of research on the novel coronavirus has been impressively rapid, there remains a lot we still don’t know about the wily pathogen. One of those unknowns is the potential long-term health implications for people who have had the disease.
There has been an avalanche of research on the virus, but the immediate priority has been to report on epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, vaccines and antibody tests. However, there is already growing evidence that COVID-19 is not a simple lung infection. Why, for example, is asthma not a major risk factor for COVID-19 when it is a major risk factor for influenza?