Long COVID has some weird symptoms. Face blindness may be one them.

Mon, 3 Apr 2023 15:06:23 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam

"Early in the pandemic, a 28-year-old customer service representative and
portrait painter caught COVID-19.

She had a high fever for a few days and trouble breathing. Her sense of smell
and taste disappeared. But by mid-April 2020, she had recovered enough to start
working from home.

It wasn't until June, when she saw her family for the first time since her
illness, that she realized she'd lost something else. She could no longer
recognize her own father or distinguish him from her uncle.

“My dad’s voice came out of a stranger’s face,” she later told researchers.

It's not clear how many people have developed face blindness after having
COVID-19. But the woman, whom researchers identified only as "Annie" to protect
her privacy, was one of more than 50 long COVID patients who reported to
Dartmouth College researchers in a new study they were having trouble
identifying faces after their infection."

Via Violet Blue’s Pandemic Roundup: March 16, 2023

       *** Xanni ***
mailto:xanni@xanadu.net               Andrew Pam
http://xanadu.com.au/                 Chief Scientist, Xanadu
https://glasswings.com.au/            Partner, Glass Wings
https://sericyb.com.au/               Manager, Serious Cybernetics

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