Neuropathology of patients with COVID-19 in Germany: a post-mortem case series
It is unclear whether severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) gains access to the CNS. We investigated the brain tissue of patients who died from COVID-19 for glial responses, inflammatory changes, and the presence of SARS- CoV- 2 in the brain. There was no evidence of CNS damage directly caused by the virus. The generalisability of these findings needs to be validated in future studies.