Western-led study hammers home severity of post-recovery COVID troubles – CBC

Severity of illness is directly tied to severity of COVID-19 symptoms, says researcher

Oct 19, 2022

A study led by Western University researchers shows more proof that respiratory problems and fever may be just the beginning of COVID-19 complications felt post-recovery and in long COVID cases.

Researchers leading the study observed and monitored nearly 500 people who had recovered from confirmed cases of COVID-19. This was done with help from collaborators at the University of Cambridge, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, and the University of Ottawa. The findings, published by Cell Reports Medicine, show noticeable mental impairments and other cognitive effects in people who recovered from the virus.

“I suppose one of the most interesting is that we’ve been able to unpack really what people mean by brain fog. You know, when people report suffering from long COVID, they say they don’t really feel like they can concentrate anymore,” said Adrian Owen, a professor of cognitive neuroscience at Western University, and one of the principal investigators.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/london/western-led-study-hammers-home-severity-of-post-recovery-covid-troubles-1.6621084

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