How the Coronavirus Attacks the Brain

The New York Times (NYT) (09/09/2020)
  • A new study found that the coronavirus invades brain cells, hijacking them to make copies of itself.
  • Half of all coronavirus patients have reported neurological symptoms including headaches, confusion and delirium.
  • Scientists made this discovery after analyzing brain tissue and clusters of brain cells.
  • The coronavirus stealthily exploits brain cell machinery to multiply itself.
  • Instead of destroying brain cells, coronavirus chokes off oxygen to adjacent cells and causes them to wither and die.
  • It remains unclear how the coronavirus reaches the brain and wreaks havoc.