Demystifying Medicine Video

“For most people COVID kills a few, but is mild for the rest. Except, everyday there is new information coming out and we see that it is much more than ‘mild’.” - Ed Yong

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the world on an unprecedented scale, disrupting lives, the economy and many essential services. However, the most peculiar side-effect of this pandemic is the shocking number of individuals reporting long-lasting cognitive abnormalities, that only appeared after infection by SARS-CoV-2. Why and how does this occur? What is the virus exactly doing to our brains? What does this mean for affected individuals? This podcast sheds light on the unknown and rapidly emerging neurological symptoms associated with post-acute infection of COVID-19. This episode features Dr. John Connolly, a distinguished professor and neuroscience researcher of cognitive function from McMaster University, who shares with us his research and thoughts on the post-COVID mind.

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