Two doctors looking at brain scans

Lin Mei, from the School of Medicine, says coronavirus may harm the brain

Medical experts suspect COVID-19 coronavirus capable of harming the brain

MSN News: Lin Mei, professor and chair of the Department of Neurosciences in the School of Medicine, discussed what is not yet known about how COVID-19 interacts with the brain—and the extent of the damage the virus can do, such as prompting a stroke by driving up blood pressure. Mei indicated that a connection between coronaviruses—a group of viruses ranging from the common cold to SARS and COVID-19—and brain ailments would not be new: “People have known about this for a number of years. … No doubt, for other coronaviruses, the virus can be detected in the brain and neurons can be altered.”