I found this study on GB News: Covid may cause brain to degenerate three times faster than normal, Oxford study suggests

After reading the article I still have a few questions. I found the study published in Nature referenced by the news article: SARS-CoV-2 is associated with changes in brain structure in UK Biobank. Since I am not scientist, I would appreciate if someone could help me clarify some things around this study.

  • How serious is the brain damage?
  • How common is this type of brain damage?
  • Are there any related studies that provide additional insight?
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    – Ian Campbell
    Mar 13, 2022 at 21:37
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    The study you linked to was published only last week, and it made clear that much of what you're asking simply isn't known yet. So it's unlikely there is additional research published since then and that the unanswered questions have been answered. I would guess that a good answer to this question won't be possible for another year or more.
    – Carey Gregory
    Mar 13, 2022 at 22:30


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