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    Default From ‘brain fog’ to heart damage, COVID-19’s lingering problems alarm scientists

    Jennifer Couzin-Frankel
    July 31, 2020

    Athena Akrami’s neuroscience lab reopened last month without her. Life for the 38-year-old is a pale shadow of what it was before 17 March, the day she first experienced symptoms of the novel coronavirus. At University College London (UCL), Akrami’s students probe how the brain organizes memories to support learning, but at home, she struggles to think clearly and battles joint and muscle pain. “I used to go to the gym three times a week,” Akrami says. Now, “My physical activity is bed to couch, maybe couch to kitchen.”
    Her early symptoms were textbook for COVID-19: a fever and cough, followed by shortness of breath, chest pain, and extreme fatigue. For weeks, she struggled to heal at home. But rather than ebb with time, Akrami’s symptoms waxed and waned without ever going away. She’s had just 3 weeks since March when her body temperature was normal.

    Red more here: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020...U-zBrGl1UP64dE
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    Default Re: From ‘brain fog’ to heart damage, COVID-19’s lingering problems alarm scientists

    I have seen a few interviews with recovering patients on (highly trusted and respected) ABC TV, and all tell a similar story. Yet there are still some saying it is just 'flu! The same people who object to their 'rights' being taken away by being required to wear a mask. Sigh!

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    Default Re: From ‘brain fog’ to heart damage, COVID-19’s lingering problems alarm scientists

    Maurya, that's an excellent article but a lengthy, in-depth one and it's already past my bedtime. I'll come back to it tomorrow. Thank you for finding and posting it!
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    Default Re: From ‘brain fog’ to heart damage, COVID-19’s lingering problems alarm scientists

    The point to be gained from this, and from other articles of information which I have read, is that it is a big mistake to focus only upon death rates from Covid. If recovery means only being sufficiently recovered to be released from intensive care in hospital to a life of disability and chronic medical conditions, we should be focused upon this, as well. I guess this nuance would detract from the black and white, "take a side" approach to which we have been conditioned to accept in today's world.

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    These after-effects, if you will, are concerning indeed.

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