el gato malo
surprising basically no one who has actually been paying attention, this french study seems to demonstrate that “long covid” is not, in fact, predominantly caused by covid.
… the results are not kind to the case for long covid being a mostly real medical syndrome. it’s overwhelmingly clear from this data that “belief about having had covid” absolutely swamps whether or not you actually had covid.
… this is the very definition of either psychosomatic disease or exogenous conditions being ascribed to the wrong causes.