The COVID-19 pandemic left more than 65 million people around the world with long COVID – a chronic multisystemic illness that can affect nearly every organ system.
This talk will provide an overview of long COVID, its effects on various organ systems (heart, brain, kidneys, gastrointestinal and metabolic systems). It will also review the effects of vaccination, antivirals and reinfection on long COVID and discuss the implications for individuals, health systems, the economy, and future pandemic preparedness.
Dr Ziyad Al-Aly
Ziyad Al-Aly is a physician-scientist; he directs the Clinical Epidemiology Center and serves as the Chief of Research and Development Service at the VA Saint Louis Health Care System. He is a senior clinical epidemiologist at Washington University in Saint Louis. He has several research interests including pharmacoepidemiology, environmental epidemiology, global health, and most recently short- and long-term effects of COVID-19 on health outcomes.
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