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Months after fighting coronavirus, some now face heart, lung or neurological problems

Orange County Register, Feb. 6, 2021

February 6, 2021

Months after fighting coronavirus, some now face heart, lung or neurological problems

Thomas Lane has been preparing for the COVID-19 pandemic and its long-term consequences for decades. “I’ve ironically been doing mouse coronavirus research for 20 years,” said Lane, a professor of neurobiology and behavior at UC Irvine. … “It was a great way for studying neurological disease.” The mother of Lane’s daughter’s best friend got COVID-19 and now suffers from “brain fog.” Ongoing neurological problems may be the most common long-term problem suffered by those who contract the disease. “She recovered, but she said ‘I’m just in a fog half the time,’” Lane said. “It’s a real situation.”