How COVID-19 Attacks The Brain And May Cause Lasting Damage

SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, shown in red, have heavily infected a cell in this colorized scanning electron micrograph.

Severe cases of COVID-19 can injure the brain in ways that affect memory, thinking and mood for months after the infection is gone, new research hints. It may even raise the risk of Alzheimer’s.

(Image credit: NIAID/NIH/Flickr)

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