A study conducted by researchers at University College London (UCL) reported 43 cases of patients diagnosed with COVID-19 experiencing temporary brain damage. The scientists warned that new evidence suggests potential issues of severe neurological complications, like inflammation, delirium, and psychosis. This study adds to recent evidence from other studies with similar warnings. “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, who co-led the study. 

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