Wall Street Wednesday

Human brain, illustration

A study by researchers at University College London (UCL)described 43 cases of patients with COVID-19 who suffered either temporary brain dysfunction, strokes, nerve damage or other serious brain effects.

The research adds to recent studies which also found the disease can damage the brain.

“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.

COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, is largely a respiratory illness that affects the lungs, but neuroscientists and specialist brain doctors say emerging evidence of its impact on the brain is concerning.

“My worry is that we have millions of people with COVID-19 now. And if in a year’s time we have 10 million recovered people, and those people have cognitive deficits … then that’s going to affect their ability to work and their ability to go about activities of daily living,” Adrian Owen, a neuroscientist at Western University in Canada, told Reuters in an interview.

Kate Kelland @ REUTERS

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18 Responses to Wall Street Wednesday

  1. Den says:

    That shyt is dangerous! I don’t want to get any dumber than I am already.



  2. Micki says:

    Regarding the bounty claims….I’m not convinced either. As the general points out, Russia is not our friend.

    The reality is there are NO friendships between countries. Geopolitically, there are only INTERESTS.


    General skeptical that bounties led to troops’ deaths

    WASHINGTON The top U.S. general for the Middle East said Tuesday that the intelligence suggesting that Russia may have paid Taliban militants to kill American troops in Afghanistan was worrisome, but he is not convinced that any bounties resulted in U.S. military deaths.

    Gen. Frank McKenzie, the head of U.S. Central Command said in a telephone interview with a small group of reporters that the U.S. did not increase force protection measures in Afghanistan as a result of the information, although he asked his intelligence staff to dig into the matter more.

    “I found it very worrisome. I didn’t find that there was a causative link there,” said McKenzie, who is the first Pentagon official to speak publicly at length about the issue. He warned, however, that Russia has long been a threat in Afghanistan, where there have been many reports that it has backed Taliban fighters over the years with resources and weapons.

    According to U.S. intelligence officials, information that Russia offered bounties to Taliban militants for killing American troops was included in an intelligence brief for President Donald Trump in late February. The White House, however, has denied Trump was briefed at that time, arguing that the intelligence was not credible enough to bring to his attention.

    McKenzie said that while he could draw no direct link between any potential payments and U.S. casualties, it’s common that intelligence is not definitive.

    “We should always remember, the Russians are not our friends,” said McKenzie, who is traveling in the Middle East. “They are not our friends in Afghanistan. And they do not wish us well, and we just need to remember that at all times when we evaluate that intelligence.”


  3. Micki says:

    I’ve mentioned here previously, that I wish there was more reporting on the long-term and possibly permanent disabilities related to Covid-19 “survivors.*

    “Survivor” doesn’t aways mean a person returns to independent living — disabled *survivors* outnumber Covid deaths three to one. Survivors can have heart failure, renal failure, pulmonary problems, neurologic damage, amputation(s) due to the blood clotting that occurs in some Covid cases.

    The virus can trigger a flood of inflammation — the cytokine storm — which begins in the lungs and travels in the blood vessels throughout all body organs. The cytokine storm leads to the formation of blood clots which cause small or large strokes in the brain. Some of the small ones aren’t detected — but they cause DAMAGE!

    Maybe the anti-maskers, hoax claiming nutballs would be singing a different tune, if they paid attention to the realities of Covid-19? Mild case? Maybe not. Their inadequate pre-brain function, could be severely damaged in the long-term.


  4. David B Benson says:

    Washington state new cases up to 634.


  5. ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶arol says:

    Micki, LOVED your Mattis story from the potty, on.

    And that “Miss MIcki,” COOL!


    • Micki says:

      Haha! Thanks Carol!

      I had fun with that…I texted my daughters and said off-handedly…“Today when Gen. Mattis phoned me….”

      They immediately called….“What?!?!?! Jim Mattis himself?!?


  6. David B Benson says:

    Out of 45 presidents Obomber was 12th best?


  7. °¿º arol says:

    !HOT! Global warming in Michigan!

    The mosquito man called, was going to come out today at 5:00 instead of tomorrow since he was only in Lansing. We need rain, so what happened? A rain storm swept in, got over an inch and a half of water, had to pump water out of the pool because it filled it too high, and the bug guy called to cancel. Back on schedule, he’ll be back tomorrow.

    When pumping the water out of the pool, I have to stand there so I don’t pump out too much and all I did was swat at mosquitoes. There were so many over there in the grass, small ones, I’m not a bit doubtful now as to whether I needed to call them, or not, I most assuredly did.

    I went out for my walk, I was back into the house in under 10 minutes. To heck with it.


  8. David B Benson says:

    Evening hours blues: many little things went wrong. 😦


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