And many “long-term addicts” or COVID-19 patients continue to experience symptoms for months after the initial infection, reporting neurological problems such as confusion and difficulty concentrating (or brain fog). , as well as headache, fatigue, mood swings, insomnia, and loss of taste and / or smell.
Indeed, the CDC recently warned that recovery from COVID-19 take longer than the 10 to 14 day quarantine period advertised during the pandemic. In fact, one in five young people under 34 years of age do not return to normal within 3 weeks of having a positive test. And 35% of surveyed US adults generally did not return to their normal health state when interviewed two to three weeks after the test.
Now, a study of 60 COVID-19 patients published in the Lancet this week found that 55% of them still had the same neurological symptoms during follow-ups three months later. And when doctors compared the brain scans of these 60 COVID patients to those of an uninfected control group, they found that the brains of COVID patients showed structural changes related to dementia. and loss of smell.