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Dr. Anthony Fauci says top U.S. college athletic programs and professional sports leagues are managing risks for COVID-19 infections far more professionally than the situation at the White House that led to President Donald Trump’s illness. (Oct. 6)

AP Domestic

It has already been established that COVID-19 is much more than merely a respiratory illness, and new research sheds light on how much it impacts another critical part of the body – the brain.

Almost one-third of the patients hospitalized with COVID-19 developed encephalopathy – a degeneration of brain function – according to a study by Northwestern Medicine in Chicago.

The finding raises serious national concerns in light of President Donald Trump’s recent three-night stay at Walter Reed Medical Center, and on a larger scale they also highlight the mental damage the coronavirus has inflicted on tens of thousands of Americans.

According to The COVID Tracking Project, more than