Taking a Closer Look at COVID-19’s Effects on the Brain

While primarily a respiratory disease, COVID-19 can also lead to neurological problems. The first of these symptoms might be the loss of smell and taste, while some people also may later battle headaches, debilitating fatigue, and trouble thinking clearly, sometimes referred to as “brain fog.” All of these symptoms have researchers wondering how exactly SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, affects the human brain.