COVID brain damage

Coronavirus could age the brain by 10 years or cause IQ to fall

Coronavirus, Health, Long Covid, Science, Side Effects, Symptoms

Coronavirus survivors may be at risk of lasting cognitive damage, according to a study that found that in the worst cases the infection can cause mental decline equivalent to an 8.5-point fall in IQ or the brain ageing ten years.

The “brain fog” reported by many people weeks and months after their recovering from the virus may be a symptom of more serious cognitive deficits, scientists have said.


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** This post was originally published on October 27, 2020 **