Rapamycin as a possible treatment for Long Covid

This article by Dr Eric Topol presents a recent finding on possible mechanisms behind the Long Covid disaster, and surprise, here is rapamycin being put forward as a possible treatment! The new finding is that mitochondrial damage was found, and that does make sense as a way to explain many long covid symptoms. A recent post (9/1/23) here by RapAdmin mentions that the process of recycling/replacing mitochondria within a cell, Mitophagy, is promoted by rapamycin. Considering the tens of millions of people suffering from Long Covid, one would hope some attention would be paid to rapamycin for once, despite its out-of-patent status. Maybe this will put rapamycin on the map?


Part of the problem with understanding long Covid is the lack of a good definition of what the disease is.