Coronavirus has been making a mess all over the world, destroying healthcare systems and our whole normality. More than that, we’re in the middle of a global crisis that’s been trigger by the pandemic and no one knows when or how this will all end.
Nations are struggling to work together in order to find viable treatments and a vaccine that works, and meanwhile, experts are addressing the symptomatology of the virus along with the potential damage that it can cause.
Potential brain affections
It’s been just revealed by CNBC that experts warned this week of a potential wave of coronavirus-related brain damage as new evidence suggested that COVID-19 can trigger severe neurological complications.
These include inflammation, psychosis, and delirium.
The same website mentioned above notes that a study by researchers at University College London (UCL) described 43 cases of patients suffering of the new disease who had either temporary brain dysfunction, strokes, nerve damage or other serious brain effects.
Terrible changes in the ability to live a normal life
This new study comes following other 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,” according to Michael Zandi, from UCL’s Institute of Neurology, co-leader of the study.
Another expert had some terrible news to deliver: “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, said.
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