A Texas trauma surgeon says it's rare that X-rays from any of her COVID-19 patients come back without dense scarring. Dr. Brittany Bankhead-Kendall tweeted, "Post-COVID lungs look worse than any type of terrible smoker's lung we've ever seen. And they collapse. And they clot off. And the shortness of breath lingers on... & on... & on."

Dr. Amesh Adalja, an infectious disease expert and senior scholar at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, says that some patients with severe COVID-19 could feel the impact for years to come.

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PA (physician assistant) rose to the No. 1 spot on both the 100 Best Jobs list and the Best Healthcare Jobs list in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Jobs rankings released Jan. 12. According to U.S. News, the rankings factor in important aspects of a job, such as growth potential, work-life balance, and salary, in order to help job seekers at every level achieve their career goals.

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As COVID-19 relentlessly infects more and more of us, scientists are getting a close look at the strange and permanent damage it can inflict on our bodies. Now, a year into the pandemic, in-depth autopsies of COVID-19 patients have revealed greater details of widespread inflammation and damage in brain tissues. This may help explain the deluge of neurological symptoms that have manifested in some patients, from headaches, memory loss, dizziness, weakness and hallucinations to more severe seizures and strokes.


Some estimate that up to 50 percent of those hospitalized with COVID-19 could have neurological symptoms that can leave people struggling to do even common daily tasks like preparing a meal.


"We were completely surprised. Originally, we expected to see damage that is caused by a lack of oxygen," said physician and clinical director at National Institute of Health (NIH), Avindra Nath.


"Instead, we saw multifocal areas of damage that is usually associated with strokes and neuroinflammatory diseases."


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