Covid survivors may face life-long brain injuries – BBC News

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Specialists in brain injury are concerned that Covid-19 is causing strokes and other types of severe neurological damage.

Doctors in London say many patients may be left with life-long brain injuries. It’s thought that the disease often causes many small blood clots which can damage the brain and other organs.

Huw Edwards presents BBC News at Ten reporting from Medical Correspondent Fergus Walsh.

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