We’ve all heard of long Covid, but the hard data is here. A recent study from Mount Sinai Health System tracked 740 Covid patients from April 2020 to May 2021. Results showed that Covid brain, or “brain fog” lasted for months after patients had kicked the virus.
The median age of participants in the study was 49 with 54% identifying as white. Patients were given memory tests to check their ability to store new memories and recall old ones.
From the study research letter: “In this study, we found a relatively high frequency of cognitive impairment several months after patients contracted COVID-19. Impairments in executive functioning, processing speed, category fluency, memory encoding, and recall were predominant among hospitalized patients.”