The COVID Research Appeal 2021
Why we need your help
Long-COVID Research Appeal 2021
The COVID Symptom Study is a collaboration between King's Health Partners, the Chronic Disease Research Foundation and health science start-up company ZOE. We are working together to understand COVID and its overall impact, support the public's health, and help get us out of the COVID pandemic. It is the largest community-powered COVID research project in the world, with nearly five million contributors.
Our society will feel the virus's effects for decades, from mental traumas, bereavements to those experiencing long-term symptoms. The Covid Symptom Study team needs funds to support new and vital research into the long-term effects of Covid-19.
The research will follow volunteers, with and without Covid-19, using whole-body imaging and other tests to assess how COVID infections damage vital body organs. Many questions are unanswered. We want to find explanations for critical concerns: Are there longer-term changes in the brain, lungs and heart of people who have had COVID? Do these changes explain long-COVID symptoms such as fatigue and breathlessness? How does Covid-19 change the ageing process which influences many other diseases?
Your donations will go directly to the Chronic Disease Research Foundation who will give grants to help support the Covid-19 research.
We are very grateful for your generous donations so far, which helped us reach £1.5 million. The funds raised have successfully allowed our app to continue since March 2020 and launched important studies into why some people get long-COVID.
A generous donor has agreed to match every pound we raise, effectively doubling your donation. By funding this unique, independent study, you are supporting efforts to reduce suffering, help our healthcare system, and understand the impact of COVID on long-term health.
Funds no longer needed for this project will be used for other research grants into chronic diseases and ageing.
Thank you from the Lead Researchers at King's College London.
Left to right: Tim Spector, Claire Steves, Seb Ourselin
The CDRF charity number is 1186102.
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