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Wed Jul 8, 2020, 02:31 AM

Scientists warn of potential wave of COVID-linked brain damage

Source: Reuters

Scientists warn of potential wave of COVID-linked brain damage
Kate Kelland
July 7, 2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists warned on Wednesday of a potential wave of coronavirus-related brain damage as new evidence suggested COVID-19 can lead to severe neurological complications, including inflammation, psychosis and delirium. A study by researchers at University College London (UCL)described 43 cases of patients with COVID-19 who suffered either temporary brain dysfunction, strokes, nerve damage or other serious brain effects.

The research adds to recent studies which also found the disease can damage the brain. “Whether we will see an epidemic on a large scale of brain damage linked to the pandemic – perhaps similar to the encephalitis lethargica outbreak in the 1920s and 1930s after the 1918 influenza pandemic – remains to be seen,” said Michael Zandi, from UCL’s Institute of Neurology, who co-led the study.

COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, is largely a respiratory illness that affects the lungs, but neuroscientists and specialist brain doctors say emerging evidence of its impact on the brain is concerning. “My worry is that we have millions of people with COVID-19 now. And if in a year’s time we have 10 million recovered people, and those people have cognitive deficits ... then that’s going to affect their ability to work and their ability to go about activities of daily living,” Adrian Owen, a neuroscientist at Western University in Canada, told Reuters in an interview.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-brains/scientists-warn-of-potential-wave-of-covid-linked-brain-damage-idUSKBN24837S

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Response to PSPS (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 02:35 AM

1. CNN reporter Richard Quest was on CNN and he is recovering

https://www.democraticunderground.com/114223478

from Covid and the list of stuff he is experiencing is scary...definitely neurological damage but doctors don't know how long it will last, if it's permanent, etc.

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Response to PSPS (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 02:54 AM

2. When I read they were finding a bajillion micro-clots on autopsy, the first thing ...

...that came to mind was the effect on the brain.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 05:36 AM

7. A thousand miny strokes....

Thanx T-rump.

And let's not forget about "let's get thru this with NO health insurance"
Seems like a good idea to me

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Response to Hekate (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 09:05 AM

13. +1

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Response to PSPS (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 02:57 AM

3. The unanswered question is what % of those that recover from it suffer from it and to what degree.

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Response to PSPS (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 04:02 AM

4. This keeps getting worse and worse.. what Trump has unleashed on the American People

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Its hard to believe that no matter how many die of this disease or survive.. think its no more than the flu. When I was in the hospital this past week I was curious how many Covid patients were on the 15th floor. I had concerns about getting it myself, but it never was a danger and won't be one so long as people wear masks, social distancing and washing their hands.

The Nurses and Doctors were tight lipped. Well they never let how many people know except for maybe the local City Health departments. Maybe the info is given to the press.. not sure. They refused to say but I suppose I could always google " how many covid cases in the bay area.. just not how many are in that particular hospital.

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Response to yuiyoshida (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 09:05 AM

12. No, this is not only Trump's fault.

The entirely complicit GOP bears the blame for this too, They knowingly refused to hear evidence or to convict him.

They have repeatedly remained silent when Trump refused to lead or disparaged those who demanded responsible governance from the office of the President or federal agencies.
They have encouraged false beliefs, Qanon conspiracy theories, and obstructed professional analysis and response to the pandemic.

53 Senators and 198 House members at least bear direct responsibility, along with equally numerous Cabinet heads and department officials. Add to this those Governors and state legislators who have piled on in support of GOP policies and Trumpian excuses.

This is certainly and undeniably not only Trump's fault.

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Response to Ford_Prefect (Reply #12)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 02:10 PM

16. yes the Republicans are also complicit

Lives don't matter to the rich, they been at this game too long to care about what the average person on the street does. And frankly I think the reason they don't care is that they want Trump to continue winning so they can fleece America. AT that they are already doing a great job. They are showing us that American Lives DON'T MATTER.

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Response to PSPS (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 05:12 AM

5. Apparently the entire GOP was infected with COVID about 26 years ago

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 05:30 AM

6. You've got the timing right but....

It was a daily dose of hate delivered all sugar coated to the masses by The evil

DR.FOX and the ANGELS of DEATH...Nurse Hannity, Nurse O'Reilly, Nurse Carlson, etc.



That is what let to the demise of the United States of America !!!
May she rest in piece. Or pieces.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 07:13 AM

8. Your correct except for the timing. It was 39 years.

1981 Ronald Reagan was sworn in.

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Response to PSPS (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 07:55 AM

9. My question is, if a trumper gets it..

how can you tell the difference?

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Response to Hiawatha Pete (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 08:16 AM

10. Exactly. Cause and effect? Pretty sure Hermain Cain had brain issues before Covid. nt

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Response to Hiawatha Pete (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 09:08 AM

14. That question flashed through my mind as well. ...nt

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Response to Hiawatha Pete (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 07:53 PM

17. I'm worried about this creating more dumb people and therefore more Trump voters n/t

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Response to PSPS (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 08:35 AM

11. Become best friends with a mask.

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Response to PSPS (Original post)

Wed Jul 8, 2020, 09:08 AM

15. "Awakening" is a movie about encephalitis lethargica.

The movie takes place in America, but it happened in the UK.

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