Patrick Soon-Shiong (Evan Vucci/AP Images)

A long Covid col­lab­o­ra­tive kicks off with $15M to study caus­es of lin­ger­ing dis­ease, con­duct clin­i­cal tri­als

The Covid-19 pan­dem­ic has left mil­lions of peo­ple with lin­ger­ing symp­toms months af­ter ini­tial di­ag­no­sis, and none of the hand­ful of bio­phar­mas that have at­tempt­ed to treat the so-called long Covid have suc­ceed­ed yet.

A new col­lab­o­ra­tion — bring­ing to­geth­er re­searchers from lead­ing in­sti­tutes in acad­e­mia — will hone in on what the virus does to “dri­ve chron­ic dis­ease,” re­search how SARS-CoV-2 af­fects the im­mune sys­tem and what ef­fects it could have on cog­ni­tive func­tion, nerve sig­nal­ing and oth­er process­es. The group al­so wants to dig in­to the root cause of the dis­ease.

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