“Our findings so far thus point at vagus nerve dysfunction as a central pathophysiological feature of long COVID.”

New research out of Israel has just confirmed that the puzzling long-COVID phenomenon, which has caused so much fuss around the world, might be caused by damage to one of the most influential nerves in the human body.

For those among us who aren’t familiar with the vagus nerve, it’s the 10th cranial nerve, and the longest and most complex in that category. Still, repairing nerve damage will be essential since the nerve exerts control over the gastrointestinal tract, along with the face and chest.