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From Blood Clots to Infected Neurons, How COVID Threatens the Brain

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Researchers say the coronavirus can affect the brain and may cause lasting damage in some cases. (NIAID-RML via AP)
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Months after a bout with COVID-19, many people are still struggling with memory problems, mental fog and mood changes. One reason is that the disease can cause long-term harm to the brain.

“A lot of people are suffering,” says Jennifer Frontera, a neurology professor at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine.

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