Pandemic Update for 2021-09-29: Smoking Bat — 2 Comments

  1. Prof. Bernard’s study, while relatively small, is fascinating. Makes me wonder as well if SARS-CoV-2 might take on some of the latency characteristics of herpes viruses. Hiding, then coming out to play when one least expects.😖

    • It’s possible, but it’s only one of four overall theories of what causes long Covid. For the grey-matter shrinkage, my money is on immune-system damage to brain structures. There hasn’t been convincing evidence that the pathogen itself ever makes it past the blood-brain barrier.

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