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COVID-19 found in nerves in brain tissue- preliminary study


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United States, New Hampshire
This preliminary study indicates the found the COVID-19 virus in nerves in the brain.


The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 can sometimes hijack brain cells, using the cells' internal machinery to copy itself, according to a new study.

The research, posted Sept. 8 to the preprint database bioRxiv, has not yet been published in a peer-reviewed journal, but it provides evidence that SARS-CoV-2 can directly infect brain cells called neurons.

Although the coronavirus has been linked to various forms of brain damage, from deadly inflammation to brain diseases known as encephalopathies, all of which can cause confusion, brain fog and delirium, there was little evidence of the virus itself invading brain tissue until now.

"We are actively looking at more patient tissues to be able to find how frequently such brain infections occur ... and what symptoms correlate with infection of which areas of the brain," senior author Akiko Iwasaki, an immunologist at Yale University, told Live Science in an email.

In addition, scientists must still figure out how the virus enters the brain in the first place, and whether it can be kept out of the brain, the authors noted in their report.


Because everyday is Caturday...
Yep, it is hard to see what is going on up there, but judging from this research it ain't looking good. Especially not for the mice.
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Lesson to be learned if you're a mouse:
Stay clear of science.
As proven in this old, (but good) documentary

As for human brains- they did find damage from covid19 in the samples from the three human patients? Didn't they? I don't think the article is exactly crystal clear, but that's the point, isn't it?