COVID can cause lingering brain damage — even in mild cases

‘The findings were distinct and profound, and undeniably a result of the infection,’ study authors warn

NEW ORLEANS — COVID-19 started as a serious threat to the lungs, but it’s become just as synonymous with brain issues throughout the pandemic. Now, a new study is revealing exactly how the virus damages the central nervous system. Researchers at Tulane University say even a mild COVID infection can leave lingering damage in a patient’s brain.

Previous studies have documented several cognitive issues like headaches, confusion, and “brain fog” during a COVID patient’s infection and in the months following — as a symptom of long COVID. Until now, however, scientists haven’t fully understood how the illness targets the brain.

The new study found severe brain inflammation and injury resulting from reduced blood flow or oxygen traveling to the brain. This included neuron damage and cell death. The team also discovered microhemorrhages (small bleeds) in the brains of nonhuman primates who died after a coronavirus infection.

To the research team’s surprise, even primates who did not suffer from severe respiratory disease showed the same damage in the brain.

“Because the subjects didn’t experience significant respiratory symptoms, no one expected them to have the severity of disease that we found in the brain,” says lead investigator Tracy Fischer in a university release. “But the findings were distinct and profound, and undeniably a result of the infection.”

COVID brain damage may lead to a more severe infection

Fischer has been studying brains for decades. After Tulane’s National Primate Research Center launched a COVID pilot program in early 2020, the study author started examining the brain tissue of several animals infected with coronavirus.

Fischer’s initial findings were so shocking that she spent the next year refining the results to make sure COVID-19 was truly responsible for this severe brain damage. Concerningly, these new findings are in line with those coming from human autopsies during the pandemic.

Study authors say this suggests that nonhuman primates can serve as a reliable model as scientists continue to explore how COVID-19 damages the human body.

The team also notes that neurological problems are some of the first symptoms people experience during a COVID infection. These symptoms also impact patients of all ages, whether they have pre-existing conditions or not.

As for how brain damage from COVID may impact a patient’s chances of survival, researchers say the brain plays a major role in controlling a person’s respiratory system — a main target of COVID.

“Neuropathological complications may contribute to worsening disease among infected patients. For example, damage to the brainstem, which modulates the respiratory cycle by regulating inspiratory and expiratory muscle activity, may contribute to worsening respiratory distress and failure in patients with COVID-19,” the researchers write in the journal Nature Communications.

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  1. People not vxxed seem to have the memory problem somewhat also and tiredness, weakness for some. Covid does not appear to be a cold; before I got it I thought so but not now. This bioweapon was created to do harm to human beings…It seems possible that 5G, WiFi involved.. Those who created Covidand the lethal vxxes know the facts so should be “persuaded’ to tell. I do not know ifthe human race will survive which makes me despair.

  2. To everyone here, here is the big picture. The gov is doing a damn fine job of keeping us all divided no matter who is in power. That power is the problem. “They” control everything and everyone. “They” don’t have to follow the laws they enact on us. “They” don’t have to pay the ridiculous taxes we pay. So what do “they” actually do for us? Why are we bickering about politics, or religion, vaccination status, or actors doing stupid crap. People really need to wake up and realize what’s really happening before it’s too late.

  3. I’ve had Lyme, and I’ve had Covid, and I definitely experienced brain fog from both of them.

    Most days, I don’t notice any lingering effects, but some days, I definitely do.

  4. Colds have never caused lingering brain damage, and the corona virus (covid) is a cold. So something else has to be the cause. WiFi and 5G can cause injury to the brain. The vexxings are another possible source.

    1. People not vxxed seem to have the memory problem somewhat also and tiredness, weakness for some. Covid does not appear to be a cold; before I got it I thought so but not now. This bioweapon was created to do harm to human beings…It seems possible that 5G, WiFi involved.. Those who created Covidand the lethal vxxes know the facts so should be “persuaded’ to tell. I do not know ifthe human race will survive which makes me despair.

  5. After suffering from a battle with Covid last year where I developed Pneumonia and also endured a stroke I can tell that something is still not right. My word memory is not as strong as it was before my coming down with Covid. Also I seem to drift into a state of fogginess every now and then. This has been going on for a year since I recovered from the infection and the stroke. This article makes me wonder if the Covid damaged parts of my brain as this article says is possible.

    1. People not vxxed seem to have the memory problem somewhat also and tiredness, weakness for some. Covid does not appear to be a cold; before I got it I thought so but not now. This bioweapon was created to do harm to human beings…It seems possible that 5G, WiFi involved.. Those who created Covidand the lethal vxxes know the facts so should be “persuaded’ to tell. I do not know ifthe human race will survive which makes me despair.

  6. After suffering from a battle with Covid last year where I developed Pneumonia and also endured a stroke I can tell that something is still not right. My word memory is not as strong as it was before my coming down with Covid. Also I seem to drift into a state of fogginess every now and then. This has been going on for a year since I recovered from the infection and the stroke. This article makes me wonder if the Covid damaged parts of brain as this article says is possible.

    1. i’m also struggling with word memory… it’s frustrating and unnerving. happens every day.

      also have some brain fog and my left arm will tremble off and on.

    2. I have noticed the same since I got Covid ie memory lapses and I have heard other people say the same. This ‘virus’ is man made ithas been found and is a Bio Weapon so of course it was designed to harm. I just read astudy today where a researcher found that animals with Covid have brain damage.She fidastudy on humans to check and found the same. Older people (65 plus) getting Covid are apparently 80% more likely to get Alzheimers in the follownig few months her study found. I do not have the link for now. I feel that the creators of this poison should be hung at least. I am not usually pro capital punishment. Same for the creators of the lethal ‘vaccines’ ie Fauci Gates Ro ckefellers Big Pharma etc Same for WEF whose royal senior member, Charles is also a Eugenic ist wincing as he touches hands of useless eaters’ His father said he wanted to come back as a deadly virus… (‘mourning public…) They are destroying the human race and enjoy doing so. Stopping them is vital.

  7. Look at this article objectively.

    If anyone is getting sick from anything related to COVID-19, it is from the so-called “vaccine” — actually a gene-altering, RNA modifier — or the masks, or the Remdesivir, or the ventilators. Or, from deliberate neglect — “No point coming to the hospital until your “Covid-19” [cold, flu, interstitial lung disease, pneumonia, asthma, etc.] is really bad, and then we’ll put you on a respirator.”

    Step back and look at the big picture. Ever wonder why — from the very beginning of the COVID-19 “pandemic” to the present — so many politicians, high-level government employees, and news celebrities do not follow the mask, social distancing, travel, and other pandemic rules they create for the rest of us? Because they know there is no real danger. Even morbidly obese land-whales like Stacey Abrams don’t follow the rules they demand of the rest of us.

    Being afraid of “COVID-19” or the endless “variants” is like being afraid of monsters under the bed. You cannot get sick from something that does not exist.

    None of it is real — everything the government and the corporate media tell us about the coronavirus “pandemic” is a lie. COVID-19 — if it exists at all — is at most the equivalent of a mild flu.

    The masks, the “social distancing”, the “social bubbles”, the “self-isolation”, the “self-quarantining”, the “contact tracing”, the “flattening the curve”, the “alone together”, the “don’t share the air”, the shutdowns, the lockdowns, the pointless testing, the staged frenzy to “develop” a vaccine, the bans on assemblies and large groups, the restrictions on churches and prayer groups, the restrictions on travel — none of that is to keep us safe, but all of it is to condition us to accept more government control, more arbitrary regimentation, more transfers of taxpayer money to the corporate elite, and mandatory vaccination, and to destroy small businesses and the independent businessmen who own them.

    If there had never been a declared “pandemic”, never any mention of COVID-19, never any lockdowns, shutdowns, social distancing, etc., the 2019-2020, 2020-2021, and 2021-2022 flu seasons would have passed by uneventfully — and not even been noted as particularly bad ones.

    And isn’t it just amazing that, in countries claiming high rates of COVID-19, cases of flu are down 90-95%? It should be obvious to all but the most stubbornly obtuse that flu cases and flu fatalities are being counted as COVID-19 cases and COVID-19 fatalities to inflate the numbers.

    We have been lied to from the beginning.

    1. ” actually a gene-altering, RNA modifier”

      LOL. Your genes are made from DNA not RNA.

      You are so mindlessly stupid that you can’t even get that right.

      1. LOL … the whole point of the DNA of your genes is to code for the RNA that, in turn, is used by your cells to make the molecules, proteins, etc, in those cells and new cells in your body. You are so mindlessly stupid that you can’t even get that right.

  8. Good luck getting your doctor or neurologist to do anything for you about this. As a long Covid patient I’ve come to the conclusion that most younger and modern doctors just got passed through on to the medical field. No answers. No help. No nothing just co-pays.

    1. I know, I know, my Son, his Wife, Grand-Daughters Husband, another Grand-Daughters Husband all MD’s are mind controlled by the Cabal (Pharma). “Sum Ting Wong”

  9. Blue screen sleep media worrywart deprivation syndrome disorder complex is more like it. Eat right, some light exercise, hydrate, get your Z’s, shut down the electronics by 8pm, and worry not. See how much ‘brain damage’ you have in 2 weeks. Blessed be.

    1. Yeah-because the anti-vax crowd is largely Republican.

      You’re not too good at the whole “thinking things through” concept

      1. 4 years of an Russian backed Authoritarian U.S. Presidency under Trump. 2 years of an Authoritarian world wide push using Covid as excuse to enact Authoritarian measures in the west. Then in 2022 an invasion of Ukraine by Authoritarian Russia causing an alignment of Authoritarian countries against Western Democracies. Anyone noticing a worldwide pattern here?

    1. You’re right. Liberals are so afraid of COVID because they know they aren’t working with much to begin with.

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