Claire-Marie Rangon 1, and Adam Niezgoda 2
1 Child Neurologist and Pain Specialist, INWE’CARE Medical Center, 92210 Saint-Cloud, France 2 Chair and Department of Neurology, University of Medical Sciences, 60-355 Pozna ´n, Poland
The COVID-19 pandemic seems endless with the regular emergence of new variants. Is the SARS-CoV-2 virus particularly evasive to the immune system, or is it merely disrupting communication between the body and the brain, thus pre-empting homeostasis? Retrospective analysis of the COVID-19 and AIDS pandemics, as well as prion disease, emphasizes the pivotal but little-known role of the 10th cranial nerve in health. Considering neuroimmunometabolism from the point of view of the vagus nerve, non-invasive bioengineering solutions aiming at monitoring and stimulating the vagal tone are subsequently discussed as the next optimal and global preventive treatments, far beyond pandemics.