Friday, July 7, 2023

Cognitive Decline in Children

Tern highlighted a few key points from a new study in Nature about the long-term effects of SARS-CoV-2. This is all from them, so I just put the parts from the study in quotation marks:

"The incidence of dementia and psychiatric disorders in patients with SARS-CoV-2 infection was significantly higher than that in patients infected with influenza virus or other respiratory viruses. . . . The subclinical cognitive impairment was also a common complication after the recovery from mild to moderate Covid-19 in some young patients. . . . In addition, encephalopathy during the acute phase of Covid-19 might be the important risk factor to patients and the prognosis was more related to neuronal damage. . . . We further illustrate the possible long-term effects of SARS-CoV-2 infection on human brain and memory, the mechanisms and factors of SARS-CoV-2 affecting human brain and memory."    
The three routes offering a straight shot to the brain: [basically, the nose, mouth, and eyes]

Those people who said Covid couldn't infect the brain? THEY WERE WRONG!

"SARS-CoV-2 infection causing negative effects on nervous systems: Since Covid-19 pandemic emerged in 2019, many patients have reported the long-term symptoms after SARS-CoV-2 infection. These symptoms are now called as Long-Covid syndrome and often include fatigue, predominant neurologic and psychiatric symptoms, such as frequent headaches, shortness of breath, difficulty with memory and concentration, autonomic dysfunction, and other neurologic symptoms. . . . Most of the infectious patients had mild Covid-19 without hospitalization. The results might indicate that even mild Covid-19 can cause the loss of brain volume . . . Memory abilities are the important factors affecting the quality of daily life, human's academic performance and development, which are considered as the central problems in psychology and social sciences. . . . Most people have not thought much about memory until someday they forget a person's name or a place name that they used to be familiar with. In the real world, the patients with Alzheimer's disease demonstrate how important memories are for the simple daily life. SARS-CoV-2 infections was demonstrated in the cognitive centre of brain and caused Alzheimer's like neuropathology." 

Wherever Covid goes, it kills cells. That's how it works. 
Where does Covid go? All over your brain: 
"Structure changes indicated the reduction int he size of orbitofrontal context, olfactory cortex, and parahippocampal gyrus, which were demonstrated to be associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection . . . detected in multiple regions of human brains."

Structure changes aren't like having an extension built on your house; they're earthquakes

I have been saying for years that people seem unable to remember their covid infections. I had been thinking brain inflammation was the cause. Well... 
"Overall, memory storage involves multiple regions and can be directly and indirectly affected by SARS-CoV-2 infection."

This one should be screamed from the rooftops: 
"SARS-CoV-2 infection affecting children's memory: The Long-Covid syndrome was not only observed in adults, but also present in children. Various symptoms of the Long-Covid in children had been reported in many cases, also also including the short-term memory problem after SARS-CoV-2 infection. When compared with symptoms including lack of concentration, difficulty in understanding instruction, and difficulty in processing information the short-term memory problem in children after SARS-CoV-2 infection can be more correlated with the infection."

What is the problem in schools at the moment? Let's zoom in on that last one. This one needs the red pen:

"When compared with symptoms including lack of concentration, difficulty in understanding instruction, and difficulty in processing information, the short-term memory problem in children after SARS-CoV-2 infection can be more correlated with the infection." 

Why are we repeatedly infecting children with this shit?

"The short-term memory problem will cause the long-term memory problem because it is processed from the short-term memory. These Long-Covid symptoms, especially memory problems, can significantly affect the elf-confidence and development of children in coming years. Children under 10–12 years are supposed to be the most important stages for the brain development, which implicates that the effects of viral infection on children’s brains can be more destructive." 

Do you know what a heavy burden does to you?

It breaks you. 

"Because of the huge number of SARS-CoV-2 infectious cases, even 10% of patients with Long-Covid symptoms can cause a heavy burden to human society."

Prevention strategies are important:

"Vaccination, antiviral and symptomatic treatment, wearing a mask . . . are important in reducing the risk factors of SARS-CoV-2 infection on the human brain and memory, especially for children because they are young and their brains are in the early stages of development."

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