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Coronavirus causes 'brain fog' that can knock eight points off your IQ, research suggests

Added 10-27-20 12:36:03am EST - “Researchers have warned that survivors of the worst cases of the virus could be at risk of lasting mental damage, equivalent to an 8.5-point drop in IQ or the brain ageing a decade.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Coronavirus causes 'brain fog', research suggests”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Researchers have warned that survivors of the worst cases of the virus could be at risk of lasting mental damage, equivalent to an 8.5-point drop in IQ or the brain ageing a decade. 

This 'brain fog' has already been reported by sufferers for weeks, even months after recovering from Covid-19.

Coronavirus could age the brain by ten years or cause IQ to fall, a study has suggested. Scientists discovered that damage to the brain occurred in varying levels depending on how severe the disease had been

They also established that differences in other factors - including age, underlying health conditions or education - could not explain the deficits

Lead author Adam Hampshire (pictured), from Imperial College London, said the 'shocking' findings did not apply only to patients who ended up in hospital

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