SARS CoV 2, COVID 19 pandemic,
COVID-19 Infection can cause cardiovascular disease (see also Myocarditis).
COVID-19 is also associated with brain damage (Douaud2022SARS CoV 2).
Comparison with Influenza
COVID-19 is not influenza. See WHO: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Similarities and differences with influenza and Piroth2021comparison
- Long COVID
- Xie2022long term shows that COVID-19 takes a serious toll on heart health even after a year. See also Infection can cause cardiovascular disease and Myocarditis.
- It also affects the brain.