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Old 09-15-2020, 12:51 PM
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Re: COVID-19 Virus

The new coronavirus can infect brain cells, study finds
By Nicoletta Lanese
The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 can sometimes hijack brain cells, using the cells' internal machinery to copy itself, according to a new study.

The research, posted Sept. 8 to the preprint database bioRxiv, has not yet been published in a peer-reviewed journal, but it provides evidence that SARS-CoV-2 can directly infect brain cells called neurons. Although the coronavirus has been linked to various forms of brain damage, from deadly inflammation to brain diseases known as encephalopathies, all of which can cause confusion, brain fog and delirium, there was little evidence of the virus itself invading brain tissue until now.



"We are actively looking at more patient tissues to be able to find how frequently such brain infections occur ... and what symptoms correlate with infection of which areas of the brain," senior author Akiko Iwasaki, an immunologist at Yale University, told Live Science in an email. In addition, scientists must still figure out how the virus enters the brain in the first place, and whether it can be kept out of the brain, the authors noted in their report.
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Old 09-15-2020, 01:04 PM
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Re: COVID-19 Virus

More on the under counting of coronavirus cases and deaths around the world

" In a study published on September 15, researchers from Imperial College London's COVID-19 Response Team, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the Syria team at the London School of Economics, Google, the European Institute of Peace and the Middle East Institute estimated that only 1.25% of the actual coronavirus deaths in Damascus were being counted."
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Old 09-15-2020, 01:13 PM
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Re: COVID-19 Virus

I saw and read that document and the added document that included information regarding finding a method of slowing /halting the virus that causes SARS-CoV-2. I continue to be impressed at the stunning rate in which new discoveries are unfolding regarding this virus.

AND, great news, once again I have been found classified as "None Detected." So, no SARS-CoV-2 in this guy! I think I need to get a T-shirt that has that printed on it... "Twice found; None Detected". Turn around time just under 18 hours.
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Re: COVID-19 Virus

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I saw and read that document and the added document that included information regarding finding a method of slowing /halting the virus that causes SARS-CoV-2. I continue to be impressed at the stunning rate in which new discoveries are unfolding regarding this virus.

AND, great news, once again I have been found classified as "None Detected." So, no SARS-CoV-2 in this guy! I think I need to get a T-shirt that has that printed on it... "Twice found; None Detected". Turn around time just under 18 hours.
I think the bigger accomplishment is the 18 hour turnover time lol!!! (kidding--congrats!) but seriously...under 3 days is impressive here.
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Old 09-15-2020, 05:27 PM
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Re: COVID-19 Virus

I had encephalitis (I think that is what you mean) when I was in kindergarten.
Was put in isolation ward in hospital.
I could not stand up because my balance was gone.
I had hallucinations that monsters were coming to get me.
Was out of it for about a week.
Parents said I was never quite the same after that.
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Re: COVID-19 Virus

Quote: Originally Posted by texsize View Post
I had encephalitis (I think that is what you mean) when I was in kindergarten.
Was put in isolation ward in hospital.
I could not stand up because my balance was gone.
I had hallucinations that monsters were coming to get me.
Was out of it for about a week.
Parents said I was never quite the same after that.
I got the JEVAX vaccine for Japanese encephalitis, as I was living in a "hot-spot". Quite a scary vaccine, as people had died from it....It was live attenuated, and at the time, it was considered semi-risky (I had to stay there for 45 minutes after each injection). Anyway, 3 shots had to be given for 3 months on an exact time schedule within 30 minutes. Crazy crazy!!! I wonder if I am still immune? lol

Glad you pulled through...scary!

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Old 09-15-2020, 07:40 PM
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Re: COVID-19 Virus

Quote: Originally Posted by texsize View Post
I had encephalitis (I think that is what you mean) when I was in kindergarten.
Was put in isolation ward in hospital.
I could not stand up because my balance was gone.
I had hallucinations that monsters were coming to get me.
Was out of it for about a week.
Parents said I was never quite the same after that.
Thats a scary thing to go through. Im glad you are alive abd I feel ya on nit exactly tge same.
I had a traumatic brain injury after being thrown from my horse, I evidently got back on my horse before my brain swelled, abd was found many hours later having seizures, but still on my horse lol ,( I started riding when I was 2, do second nature) my horse had been beaten by a man ( before he was mine) abd he would not let a man near him, as in attack men on sight. But it was my dad who found us, and he let my dad lead us home. Anyway they considered me mind wiped, I was 15 when this happened. I couldn't read or write and could only use simple words, and I had amnesia ........ thankfully I started to recover pretty much fully, when on to college snd straight A's abd all that, but .. not exactly the same...in a hard to explain way....

Some of what I'm hearing about people who had tge virus and have tge longterm effects... it makes me wonder if some of them are developing myasthenia gravis... there is a considered link of people developing tge auto immune disorder Myasthenia Gravis after having the Epstein barr viral mono....thats whst happened to me...and other viruses can trigger auto immune disorders...its a rare and tricky disorder to diagnose, so I wonder if that link will be discovered in time???
Anyway as Sailboat says this is a " monster virus" im glsd you are ok Sailboat! And that we all take precautions, especially masks in public!
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Old 09-15-2020, 09:20 PM
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Re: COVID-19 Virus

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Quote: Originally Posted by texsize View Post
I had encephalitis (I think that is what you mean) when I was in kindergarten.
Was put in isolation ward in hospital.
I could not stand up because my balance was gone.
I had hallucinations that monsters were coming to get me.
Was out of it for about a week.
Parents said I was never quite the same after that.
Thats a scary thing to go through. Im glad you are alive abd I feel ya on nit exactly tge same.
I had a traumatic brain injury after being thrown from my horse, I evidently got back on my horse before my brain swelled, abd was found many hours later having seizures, but still on my horse lol ,( I started riding when I was 2, do second nature) my horse had been beaten by a man ( before he was mine) abd he would not let a man near him, as in attack men on sight. But it was my dad who found us, and he let my dad lead us home. Anyway they considered me mind wiped, I was 15 when this happened. I couldn't read or write and could only use simple words, and I had amnesia ........ thankfully I started to recover pretty much fully, when on to college snd straight A's abd all that, but .. not exactly the same...in a hard to explain way....

Some of what I'm hearing about people who had tge virus and have tge longterm effects... it makes me wonder if some of them are developing myasthenia gravis... there is a considered link of people developing tge auto immune disorder Myasthenia Gravis after having the Epstein barr viral mono....thats whst happened to me...and other viruses can trigger auto immune disorders...its a rare and tricky disorder to diagnose, so I wonder if that link will be discovered in time???
Anyway as Sailboat says this is a " monster virus" im glsd you are ok Sailboat! And that we all take precautions, especially masks in public!
Wes: That may explain why you have three Amazons, plus a few more feathered family members...

Yup, I have (Mrs. Boats provided and replenished) multiple masks in the SUV. It is interesting to watch who wears them and who doesn't. And thanks! It is a moment of comfort that what I'm doing is working.

I watch closely for those places that bring together the three items that maximizes the likelihood of coming in contact and avoid them.
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Old 09-16-2020, 08:20 AM
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Re: COVID-19 Virus

I had the very same thought

But the thing I find I am really bad it is facial recognition. I can't tell you how may times in the past I try to say hi to someone only to find out it wasn't who I thought it was. Because of this when I was at work walking around I learned to NEVER imitate a conversation with someone. I always let them make the first move.

I have no way of knowing if this was a result of the encephalitic as I had it so young. I also had OCD afterword's But that medical term had yet to be coined and no way to know if I would have had that anyway.
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Re: COVID-19 Virus

I had an emergency this weekend, my husband took me to the emergency room late late Saturday night. They wouldn't let him in with me or do anything with me until after they tested me for Covid. I ended up being hospitalized and having surgery and I'm still recovering now... but on the bright side, I'm definitely Covid free.
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