I see there are other articles about Long Covid here, and that is excellent. Multiple perspectives are always useful. Here is another study:
Hospitalizations are significantly down, but Long Covid cases are increasing. Every week more people are diagnosed with long covid than have been documented as recovered. Both young and old are affected, but women appear to suffer more often than men. This pattern is not yet understood. As you all know, long covid is not a minor debilitation. In general, each subsequent mutation seems to be increasingly contagious, so those of us who are still covid and long covid free have to remain at high vigilance if we care about keeping our quality of life. One estimate for the global caseload of long covid is 560 million people as of this summer.
Today I received the new Moderna booster using mRNA technology. I now have had two Moderna shots and three Pfizer shots and have never had a reaction from any of them. I also received my annual flu shot today. (I've been getting those for 32 years, ever since the winter my infant son and I kept each other sick for 5 straight months.)
Long covid will be a ongoing health issue for years. The gift that keeps on giving.
I am aware of the preponderance of long covid, and I am therefore sick of covidiots trying to downplay covid by claiming it has a "99 point something percent survival rate"! "Surviving" simply means "not quite dying". Many people who don't quite die wind up in terrible shape; especially if they're too stupid to get vaccinated.
This is a critique about the article, so please do not take this personally.
Although there is much merit in what the fellow is saying, he is a journalist... from the Daily Beast, citing a preprint article not yet peer reviewed and that is it; that's all folks. I know it is difficult to keep up with, let alone ahead of what this virus may or may not be doing to people... but I do believe we need to be passing on info that is not just a journalist's sensational clickbait. (The headline is cringeworthy and there is no meat whatsoever in the story when there have been hundreds of reports of long COVID and what actually ARE the dreaded effects)
What he focused on at the end was true.
Addendum: He also cites another study about recurrent infections and long COVID. It is also not peer reviewed. Both of the studies are observational, and the last one relied solely on the people randomly called to relay personal information over the phone over the course of a few days.