Most Long-COVID Sufferers Battle Neurological Symptoms, Including Cognitive Issues Never Seen Before

Posted June 22, 2022 by with 1 comment

As if having to deal with any of these issues wouldn’t be hard enough in a normal and functioning society with universal healthcare, imagine having to deal with them in a broken and destitute country with a healthcare system as horrific as the one in the United States? Americans can’t even be quickly and affordably treated for broken bones or common illnesses thanks to an insanely corrupt “healthcare” circus controlled by for-profit insurance and pharmaceutical companies who’ve bought and paid for our entire government, and now millions of people are going to need lifelong care for a variety of symptoms and conditions that no one knows anything about? We are so truly and severely fucked. Read this whole article from BrainTomorrow, but here’s an excerpt:

Between October 2020 to October 2021, the research team tracked the health of 56 people who developed neurological issues after a mild to moderate COVID-19 infection. None of the people had a history of neurological conditions before becoming sick from the virus. People first received a neurological exam, cognitive test, survey questions on symptoms, and the option for a brain scan.

In the first visit, 89% of people reported fatigue, and 80% said they felt constant headaches. Other neurological symptoms ranged from memory troubles, insomnia, and loss of concentration. About 80% of people said the neurological symptoms affected their quality of life.

After a 6-month follow-up, only one-third of people fully recovered from their neurological symptoms. The other two-thirds continued to show neurological symptoms, though the symptoms decreased in severity. For those that continued to have symptoms, the most common was memory impairment and lack of focus.

One surprising finding for the team was that 7% of people had a set of symptoms that to their knowledge have never observed in people with long COVID. The symptoms included cognitive deficits, tremors, and trouble keeping their balance.