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Does Covid-19 Infect the Brain?

What medical research reveals about the reported cognitive and psychological effects

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How could SARS-CoV-2 actually get into the brain?

1. Blood-based (hematogenous) spread

2. Retrograde neuronal transport

Data showing that SARS-CoV-2 infects the brain

Brain tissue analysis

Cerebrospinal fluid analysis

What else may be at play?

1. Inflammatory signals and glial cells

2. Autoimmunity in the brain

3. Changes in brain blood flow and oxygenation

4. Psychological and environmental factors

What does it all mean?



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Austin Perlmutter, MD

Dr. Austin Perlmutter, co-author of BRAIN WASH, is a board-certified internal medicine physician.