A few months into the pandemic, it became clear that some people—even those with mild to moderate infections—were experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19 long after the virus was gone.
The condition—long COVID or long hauler syndrome—continues to be studied by researchers around the world. In their struggle to understand the mysterious manifestation of the virus and all of its symptoms, researchers believe they might be one step further to understanding how antibodies impact the slew of scary symptoms long haulers experience.
And, one new study claims that the infection triggers the production of antibodies, but instead of those antibodies fighting the virus itself, they are mistakenly attacking the individual’s own tissues.
Read on to learn more about the scary side effect of COVID—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don’t miss these Sure Signs You’ve Already Had Coronavirus.
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