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Coronavirus research updates: Autopsies link immune response to death from COVID-19 | Nature |  

Coronavirus: Scientists say a wave of brain damage could follow pandemic | The National UAE |

Scientists warned of a potential wave of coronavirus-related brain damage as new evidence suggested Covid-19 can lead to severe neurological complications, including inflammation, psychosis and delirium.

A study by researchers at University College London described 43 cases of patients with Covid-19 who suffered either temporary brain dysfunction, strokes, nerve damage or other serious brain effects. The research adds to recent studies that also found the disease can damage the brain.

"Whether we will see an epidemic on a large scale of brain damage linked to the pandemic - perhaps similar to the encephalitis lethargica outbreak in the 1920s and 1930s after the 1918 influenza pandemic - remains to be seen," said Michael Zandi, from UCL's Institute of Neurology, one of the authors of the study.

Newspaper clipping: Edna Klein suffers from encephalitis lethargica  after influenza-pneumonia illness

by Oui on Wed Jul 8th, 2020 at 10:15:07 AM EST
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There are so many reasons for following a precautionary approach to Covid-19 and yet the sceptics insist on calling it a bad flu of no danger to anyone but the elderly and already infirm. They regard a suppression strategy as unrealistic and economically damaging despite the fact that full economic and social recovery can only come with suppression. Most EU countries have now largely succeeded in that strategy with total EU deaths p/day less than 200- about the same as Russia or UK on their own. We are not far off being able to re-open the EU for business almost as usual if we can get that down still lower.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed Jul 8th, 2020 at 10:55:00 AM EST
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Sar-Cov-2 infiltrates a cell using the ACE2 receptor found on endothelial cells.  These cells line the interior surface of blood vessels. As the disease progresses these cells lose their functioning and cause bleeding. Endothelial cells are found throughout the body.  In fact endothelial cells comprise part of the blood/brain barrier so it's not much of a barrier.

Brain damage and brain dysfunction have been linked with even "mild" (sic) and asymptomatic cases of Covid-19.

Prognosis: immediate and continuing neurological and Mental Health problems over the long-term, i.e. decades.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Fri Jul 10th, 2020 at 02:27:30 AM EST
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