It Can Take Weeks for Some Patients With Severe COVID to Recover Consciousness

March 16, 2022

In yet another sign that severe COVID-19 is tough to recover from, a new study shows that some survivors who required mechanical ventilation take days or even weeks to regain consciousness after sedation is halted and their breathing tube is removed. ... "These observations were consistent across all three medical centers and during the first and second surges of the COVID-19 pandemic," noted study co-leader Dr. Jan Claassen, an associate professor of neurology at the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, in New York City. [read more]

Source: US News & World Report