Constant exposure to images of syringes and people getting the COVID-19 vaccine on TV and social media may discourage those with phobias of needles from getting their shots, researchers report.
Those who are more narcissistic or Machiavellian reported experiencing more negativity and perceived the COVID-19 pandemic is threatening the world. Sadists, by contrast, reported more positive emotions as they felt the pandemic negatively affected the quality of life for others.
People who displayed pro-social behaviors, including wearing masks or donating goods, even when it came at a personal cost, were more likely to be aware of the connections they share with other people.
Study reveals a significant number of COVID-19 survivors suffer from a range of neuropsychological and cognitive problems following recovery. Coronavirus survivors report experiencing PTSD, depression, memory impairments, and attention impairments upon recovery from the virus.
Applying an AI to analyze tweets, researchers report people's attitudes toward COVID-19 may be more infectious than the virus itself.
51% of COVID-19 patients report they experienced the loss of smell and taste up to five months after infection. On average, once their senses were restored, people reported a loss in sensitivity to smell and taste.
A new, lasting consequence of COVID-19 infection has been identified. Researchers report they have identified significant abnormalities in the eyes of those with severe coronavirus infection.
Almost 50% of people diagnosed with coronavirus report symptoms of depression following their diagnosis.
Loneliness, stress, and social isolation as a result of COVID-19 exacerbated and intensified visual hallucinations in blind people with Charles Bonnet Syndrome by 56%.
Trained scent detection dogs are able to detect organic compounds associated with COVID-19 in patients. Researchers report the dogs are better at detecting coronavirus infection than standard tests.
Many patients report symptoms of "brain fog" and confusion as a result of COVID-19 infection. Researchers report inflammatory molecules in the cerebral spinal fluid could be the cause of brain fog associated with coronavirus. Anti-inflammatory drugs, such as steriods, could help alleviate the symptoms of COVID brain.
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A new AI system is not only able to analyze potential new variants of COVID-19, it can also vaccine design cycles within minutes, researchers report.