And numerous “long-haulers,” or COVID-19 patients who have continued revealing symptoms for months after the preliminary infection passed, report neurological problems such as confusion and trouble focusing (or brain fog), as well as headaches, extreme fatigue, mood changes, insomnia and loss of taste and/or odor.
Indeed, the CDC recently alerted that it takes longer to recover from COVID-19 than the 10- to 14-day quarantine window that has been touted throughout the pandemic. One in five young grownups under 34 was not back to their normal health up to 3 weeks after testing positive. And 35% of surveyed U.S. grownups in general had not gone back to their normal state of health when talked to 2 to 3 weeks after screening.
Now a research study of 60 COVID-19 clients released in Lancet today discovers that 55% of them were still displaying such neurological signs throughout follow-up visits three months later on. And when doctors compared brain scans of these 60 COVID patients with those of a control group who had not been contaminated, they discovered that the brains of the COVID patients showed structural changes that correlated with memory loss and odor loss.