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  • The effects of COVID-19 on the brain

    Bo John Brusco, Lynnwood times|Updated May 26, 2022

    Viruses have a history of effecting the human brain. For example, it’s been long understood that HIV/AIDs can cause “progressive cerebral volume loss,” and measle infections can lead to encephalitis or inflammation of the brain. Given this context, the recent reports of how COVID-19 effects the brain are unsurprising, though nonetheless, concerning. “A lot of people have long-term cognitive problems, even if their virus is well under control,” says Avindra Nath, Clinical Director of the National Institute of Neurologi...