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  1. Doc says:

    “Large study finds COVID-19 is linked to a substantial drop in intelligence”
    “People who have recovered from COVID-19 tend to score significantly lower on an intelligence test compared to those who have not contracted the virus, according to new research published in The Lancet journal EClinicalMedicine. The findings suggest that the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19 can produce substantial reductions in cognitive ability, especially among those with more severe illness.”

    Lancet “Cognitive deficits in people who have recovered from COVID-19” (7/22/21)
    “Often referred to as ‘Long COVID’, there are colloquial reports of ‘brain fog’ with self-reported broad psychological symptoms including low energy, problems concentrating, disorientation and difficulty finding the right words.
    In parallel, case studies have provided evidence that COVID-19 patients can develop a range of neurological complications, including those arising from stroke, encephalopathies, inflammatory syndrome, microbleeds and autoimmune responses.
    There are concerns regarding potential neurological consequences due to sepsis, hypoxia and immune hyperstimulation, with reports of elevated cerebrospinal fluid autoantibodies in patients with neurological symptoms, white matter change in the brain, and psychological and psychiatric consequences at the point of discharge.”

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