MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. – Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) is continuing their ongoing study to determine the long-term effects of the COVID-19 disease to support Marines in the COVID-19 Health Action Response for Marines (CHARM 2.0) at Camp Johnson, North Carolina.
CHARM 2.0 is a continuation of an initial study that NMRC began at Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) Parris Island in May 2020. The study is a volunteer progression-based assessment to monitor possible health related issues as a result of COVID-19 recovery, and the team has resumed evaluating the initial volunteers from across multiple Camp Lejeune tenant commands.
U.S. Navy Cmdr. Andrew Letizia, the principle investigator for the CHARM study said the research provides a critical approach to understanding the long term effects of the disease.
“This study helps understand the long term effects of COVID-19 amongst Marines,” he said. “It will also assist in understanding how a Marine’s immune…