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JUNE 9, 2021

Report on Pan-Canadian Long Covid Impact Survey

Report on the survey conducted by Viral Neuro Exploration (VINEx), COVID Long Haulers Support Group Canada, and Neurological Health Charities Canada (NHCC) examining the impact of Long COVID. 

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June 3, 2021

Pan-Canadian Survey Reveals Long-term Harm of COVID to Brain Health

Viral Neuro Exploration (VINEx), COVID Long Haulers Support Group Canada, and Neurological Health Charities Canada (NHCC) announce the results of a pan-Canadian survey of more than 1,000 COVID long-haulers,  revealing the impact of Long COVID on brain health.

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February 5, 2021

Canada should lead the effort to help COVID long-haulers

The Globe and Mail. Inez Jabalpurwala, the global director of the Viral Neuro Exploration (VINEx) initiative, makes the case that COVID-19 research needs to include survivors of the pandemic that have a reduced quality of life and potentially lasting neurological impacts -- and that Canada can lead the way. 

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NOVEMBER 4, 2020

Be open to unexpected ideas: How Inez Jabalpurwala gives voice to outliers

Forbes. As the founding CEO of Brain Canada and now the global director of the Viral Neuro Exploration (known as “VINEx”), a social impact venture that was initiated by Rocket Science Health, a private medical device company, Jabalpurwala has been a catalyst, rallying and closely collaborating with a community of scientists from different fields and disciplines. 

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August 12, 2020

How does COVID-19 affect the nervous system? Canadian and international scientists want to find out.

The Globe and Mail. Brought together as part of a new initiative called VINEx, created by Rocket Science Health, a Victoria-based medical devices company, the group is aiming to lead the charge in understanding how viruses invade the brain – an area of study that has received relatively little attention.

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August 17, 2020

How is COVID-19 affecting people's brains.

The Adam Stirling Show (CFAX 1070). There are many unknowns about Covid-19 and the effect it has on the brains of patients is one of them. Inez Jabalpurwala, Global Director for VINEx, spoke with Adam about a multi-disciplinary exploration of the virus-brain connection. 

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SEPTEMBER 1, 2020

Dr. Robyn S. Klein MD, PhD Joins VINEx Science Advisory Council.

Rocket Science Health today announced that Robyn S. Klein, MD, PhD, has joined the Science Advisory Council (SAC) for VINEx.

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AUGUST 13, 2020

Rocket Science Health and Inez Jabalpurwala team up to launch VINEx. A Multi-disciplinary exploration of the virus-brain connection.

VINEx to Provide Catalytic Leadership for Research into a Vital Area in the Fight Against SARS-CoV-2 and other Viruses which may have Lasting Effects on the Brain.

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EXTERNAL SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE

Brain imaging before and after COVID-19 in UK Biobank

Gwenaëlle Douaud, Soojin Lee, Fidel Alfaro-Almagro, Christoph Arthofer, Chaoyue Wang, Frederik Lange, Jesper L.R. Andersson, Ludovica Griffanti, Eugene Duff, Saad Jbabdi, Bernd Taschler, Anderson Winkler, Thomas E. Nichols, Rory Collins, Paul M. Matthews, Naomi Allen, Karla L. Miller, Stephen M. Smith

medRxiv June 11, 2021; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.06.11.21258690

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Prevalence of long-term effects in individuals diagnosed with COVID-19: a living systematic review

Francesca Reyes Domingo, Lisa A Waddell, Angela M. Cheung, Curtis L. Cooper, Veronica J. Belcourt, Alexandra M. E. Zuckermann, Tricia Corrin, Rukshanda Ahmad, Laura Boland, Claudie Laprise, Leanne Idzerda, Anam Khan, Alejandra Jaramillo Garcia

medRxiv, June 2, 2021; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.06.03.21258317

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Attributes and predictors of long COVID

Sudre, C.H., Murray, B., Varsavsky, T. et al. Attributes and predictors of long COVID. Nat Med 27, 626–631 (2021).

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Approaches to understanding COVID‐19 and its neurological associations

Beghi, E., Michael, B., Solomon, T., Westenberg, E., Winkler, A. Annals of Neurology. April 9, 2021.
doi: 10.1002/ana.26076.

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6-month neurological and psychiatric outcomes in 236,379 survivors of COVID-19: a retrospective cohort study using electronic health records

Taquet, M., Geddes JR, Husain, M., Luciano, S., Harrison, PJ. The Lancet. April 06, 2021.

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Post-acute COVID-19 syndrome

Nalbandian, A., Sehgal, K., Gupta, A. et al. 2021. Nature Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41591-021-01283-z

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Neurological infection with SARS-CoV-2 — the story so far

Solomon, T. Nat Rev Neurol 17, 65–66 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41582-020-00453-w

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The chronic neuropsychiatric sequelae of COVID‐19: The need for a prospective study of viral impact on brain functioning

de Erausquin, GA, Snyder, H, Carrillo, M, et al. Alzheimer's Dement. 2021; 1– 9.

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NeuroCOVID: it's time to join forces globally

Helbok, R., Chou, S., Beghi, E., Mainali, S., Frontera, J., Robertson, C., Fink, E., Schober, M., Moro, E., McNett, M. and Bassetti, C., 2021. The Lancet Neurology.

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Bidirectional associations between COVID-19 and psychiatric disorder: retrospective cohort studies of 62,354 COVID-19 cases in the USA

Taquet, M., Luciano, S., Geddes, J. and Harrison, P., 2021. Lancet Psychiatry.

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A systematic review of neurological symptoms and complications of COVID-19

Chen X, Laurent S, Onur OA, et al. J Neurol. 2020;1-11. doi:10.1007/s00415-020-10067-3

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Neuropathogenesis and Neurologic Manifestations of the Coronaviruses in the Age of Coronavirus Disease 2019: A Review

Zubair AS, McAlpine LS, Gardin T, Farhadian S, Kuruvilla DE, Spudich S. JAMA Neurol. Published online May 29, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2020.2065

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Neurologic Manifestations of Hospitalized Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Wuhan, China

Mao L, Jin H, Wang M, et al.  JAMA Neurol. 2020;77(6):683–690. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2020.1127

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SARS-CoV-2: Olfaction, Brain Infection, and the Urgent Need for Clinical Samples Allowing Earlier Virus Detection.

Butowt R, Bilinska K. ACS Chem Neurosci. 2020;11(9):1200-1203. doi:10.1021/acschemneuro.0c00172

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Multidisciplinary research priorities for the COVID-19 pandemic: a call for action for mental health science.

Holmes, Emily A et al. The Lancet Psychiatry, Volume 7, Issue 6, 547 – 560

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Frequency of neurological manifestations in COVID-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis of 350 studies.

Misra, S. et al. Preprint. medRxiv. April 23, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.04.20.21255780

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High-dimensional characterization of post-acute sequalae of COVID-19

Al-Aly, Z., Xie, Y. Bowe, B. Nature. April 22, 2021

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From our Science Advisory Council Members

New research adds to calls for better support for long COVID patients

June 21, 2021 - Ottawa Citizen

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How COVID-19 Affects the Brain

Boldrini M, Canoll PD, Klein RS. How COVID-19 Affects the Brain. JAMA Psychiatry. Published online March 26, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2021.0500

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COVID-19 Neuropathology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital (PREPRINT)

Thakur K et al (Klein RS). Preprint. Published online March 21, 2021. doi.org/10.1101/2021.03.16.21253167

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The impact of SARS‐CoV‐2 in dementia across Latin America: A call for an urgent regional plan and coordinated response

Ibanez A, Santamaria-Garcia H, Guerrero Barragan A, et al.  Alzheimers Dement (N Y). 2020;6(1):e12092. Published 2020 Nov 23. doi:10.1002/trc2.12092

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Mapping of SARS-CoV-2 Brain Invasion and Histopathology in COVID-19 Disease

Serrano GE, Walker JE, Arce R, et al. Preprint. medRxiv. 2021;2021.02.15.21251511. Published 2021 Feb 18. doi:10.1101/2021.02.15.21251511

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Potential differences in cleavage of the S protein and type-1 interferon together control human coronavirus infection, propagation, and neuropathology within the central nervous system

Alain Le Coupanec, Marc Desforges, Benedikt Kaufer, Philippe Dubeau, Marceline Côté, Pierre J. Talbot.  Journal of Virology. Feb 2021, JVI.00140-21; DOI: 10.1128/JVI.00140-21

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Microvascular Injury in the Brains of Patients with Covid-19

Lee M-H, Perl DP, Nair G, et al. New England Journal of Medicine. 2021;384(5):481-483. doi:10.1056/nejmc2033369 

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Long-Haul COVID

Nath A. Neurology. 2020;95:559-560. doi:10.1212/WNL.0000000000010640

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Neurological issues during COVID-19: An overview

Nath A, Smith B. Neurosci Lett. 2021;742:135533. doi:10.1016/j.neulet.2020.135533

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Is COVID-19 a Perfect Storm for Parkinson's Disease?

Brundin P, Nath A, Beckham JD. Trends Neurosci. 2020;43(12):931-933. doi:10.1016/j.tins.2020.10.009

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Human Coronaviruses and Other Respiratory Viruses: Underestimated Opportunistic Pathogens of the Central Nervous System.

Desforges M, Le Coupanec A, Dubeau P, et al. Viruses. 2019;12(1):14. Published 2019 Dec 20. doi:10.3390/v12010014

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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and the Central Nervous System

De Felice, Fernanda G. et al. Trends in Neurosciences, Volume 43, Issue 6, 355 – 357

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Neurologic complications of coronavirus infections.

Nath, Avindra. Neurology. May 2020, 94 (19) 809-810; DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000009455

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News Resources - Neurological effects of COVID-19

Long Covid should be treated as disability, says TUC

 June 20, 2021 - The Guardian

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It’s Not Over ’Til It’s Over: Prevalence Of Long-Term Symptoms In Individuals Diagnosed With Covid-19

based on the following journal article:
Prevalence of long-term effects in individuals diagnosed with COVID-19: a living systematic review

June 15, 2021 - COVID-19 Immunity Task Force

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Study Documents Changes In Brain After Covid-19 Infection

June 20, 2021 - Forbes

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The Hidden Pandemic: Long Covid

JUNE 18, 2021 - Tony Blair Institute for Global Change

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Why are women more prone to long Covid?

June 13th, The Guardian

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Cleveland Clinic-led Study Identifies How COVID-19 Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease-like Cognitive Impairment

June 10th, 2021 - Cleveland Clinic Newsroom

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What Covid-19's long tail is revealing about disease

June 9th, BBC Future

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Scientists begin to unravel the mysteries of the coronavirus and brains

June 7th, 2021 - Washington Post

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Count the cost of disability caused by COVID-19

May 26, 2021 - Nature

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Understanding The Neurological And Psychological Effects Of Covid-19

April 29, 2021 - Forbes

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Researchers are closing in on long covid

May 1st, The Economist

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COVID-19 can affect the brain. New clues hint at how

April 27, 2021 - Science News

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Covid-19 gave scientists an opening to better understand how brain disorders arise

April 26, 2021 - Stat

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Une étude montréalaise pour mieux comprendre la COVID-19 longue

April 16, 2021 - Quebec Science

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A Close Look at How COVID-19 Infection Can Damage the Brain

April 15, 2021 - Brain and Behavior Research Foundation Blog

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How scientists are teasing apart the biology of Long COVID

April 13, 2021 - Science

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Psychiatric and neurological problems are common in COVID-19’s wake, study finds

April 8, 2021 - Los Angeles Times

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'Brain fog' and other neurologic symptoms can last for months after Covid

March 23, 2021 - NBC News

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Unlocking the Mysteries of Long COVID

April 2021 Issue - The Atlantic

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Long Covid isn’t as unique as we thought

March 11, 2021 - VOX

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In the wake of the pandemic: preparing for Long COVID (2021)

February 25, 2021 - WHO policy Brief

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COVID-19 Could Increase Dementia, Other Brain Disorders for Decades to Come

February 10, 2021 - Newsweek

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Time to team up and tackle Long Covid, says WHO expert

February 1, 2021 - France24

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Taking a Closer Look at COVID-19’s Effects on the Brain

January 14, 2021 - NIH Director's Blog

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COVID-19 long-haulers: Canada's forgotten patients

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COVID-19’s Effects on the Brain

January 20, 2021 - The Scientist

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What If You Never Get Better From Covid-19?

January 21, 2021 -  New York Times

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We're about to see a wave of long Covid. When will ministers take it seriously?

 January 21, 2021 - The Guardian

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One in 5 COVID-19 patients develop mental illness within 90 days -study

November 9, 2020 - Reuters

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Covid Survivors With Long-Term Symptoms Need Urgent Attention, Experts Say

December 4, 2020 - New York Times

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Pandemics Leave Us Forever Altered

June 2020 - The Atlantic

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Long after the fire of a Covid-19 infection, mental and neurological effects can still smolder

August 12, 2020 - Stat

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How coronavirus affects the brain

July 8, 2020 - The Conversation

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How Covid Attacks the brain

September 9, 2020 - New York Times

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'I Feel Like I Have Dementia’: Brain Fog Plagues Covid Survivors.

October 11, 2020 - New York Times

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How COVID-19 Can Damage the Brain

September 15, 2020 - Nature

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How COVID-19 Attacks the Brain

November 1, 2020 - Monitor on Psychology

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ORGANIZATIONS OF INTEREST

Long-COVID Alliance

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COVID Long Haulers Support Group Canada

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International Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infection Consortium

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Survivor Corps

A grassroots organization to connect and mobilize COVID-19 survivors to engage in research studies to further our understanding of long-term effects of the disease. 

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Brain Infections Global

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ADDITIONAL SARS-COV-2 LITERATURE RESOURCES

Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Neuropsychiatry COVID-19 blog

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COVID-19 Literature Surveillance Team

 

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LIT COVID

 

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