Study Finds That Being Hospitalized With Coronavirus Plague Ages Your Brain by 20 Years and Shaves Off 10 IQ Points

Being hospitalised with Covid could age your brain by two decades, a Government-funded study warned today.

Cambridge University experts say the effect is the equivalent of losing roughly 10 IQ points.

Dozens of studies have found Covid damages brain function, but the scientists claim this is first of its kind to rigorously assess the impact.

Researchers tested the cognitive skills of 46 patients with an average age of 51 who were hospitalised with the virus in 2020. A third had been hooked up to ventilators.

They underwent a range of memory, attention and reasoning tests six months after their illness.

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Source: Daily Mail