Article summarises all the incredibly bad news. As time goes on, Covid-19 is evolving more quickly. Omicron subvariants are ever-more infectious and actually suppress our immune response, meaning not only that each successive Covid-19 infection is more severe than the last, but that the way is paved for other diseases (like monkeypox) to wreak more havoc than they otherwise would’ve on our bodies, too. This is on top of the other inflammatory damage Covid-19 causes, such as that which results in highly elevated risk of heart attack for at least many months after a Covid-19 infection. There’s an ~10% risk of Long Covid after every single infection too.
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