COVID: More SCARY effects

Yesterday I shared some signs of long COVID.

Because sadly, some patients are suffering from the aftershocks of their infection for months… sometimes even years.

And today, I have more worrisome news to share…

COVID could lead to severe, debilitating complications within the first yearof infection.

40 million and counting

In a new study published in Nature Medicine, researchers honed in on some upsetting long-term effects of COVID…

Neurological disorders.

Researchers analyzed the brains of 154,000 people who tested positive between March 2020 and January 2021 and compared it to two control groups.

The first control group contained subjects who tested negative during the same timeframe. The second was a subset of people to draw from, long before COVID came to the scene.

Ultimately, researchers discovered COVID-19 may impact your BRAIN in the first year after infection.

Common neurological conditions included stroke, cognitive and memory problems (brain fog), depression, anxiety, and migraine headaches.

Researchers also suggest “the post-COVID brain is associated with movement disorders,” as some patients struggled with tremors, changes in hearing and vision, altered balance, coordination issues, and more.

In fact, all together, the study linked COVID-19 to more than 40 million neurological disorder diagnoses, globally.

Knowledge is power

Importantly, this risk increase likely varies based on each individual’s health history. And— this study was conducted before the vaccines were widely available.

Of course, a prior study found vaccination may slash these neurological side effects of COVID by about 20 percent.

But senior author Ziyad Al-Aly, MD, offers a further explanation: “It is definitely important to get vaccinated but also important to understand that they do not offer complete protection against these long-term neurologic disorders.”

In other words, knowing the potential long-term effects of COVID on the brain—and other health conditions—should encourage policy changes and public health measures. It should also encourage you to keep your guard up.

Continue taking the usual steps to protect yourself and your fellow citizens.

In addition, I urge you to check out my Alzheimer’s Prevention and Treatment Plan. This online learning tool outlines an all-natural protocol to protect your brain throughout this pandemic, and beyond.

Until next week,
Dr. Fred

“COVID-19 infections increase risk of long-term brain problems.” Washington University School of Medicine, 09/22/2022. (