Coronavirus and the Nervous System

What is SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19? National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Coronaviruses are common causes of usually mild to moderate upper respiratory tract illnesses like the common cold, with symptoms that may include runny nose, fever, sore throat, cough, or a general feeling of being ill. However, a new coronavirus called Severe Acute Respiratory […]

Bell’s Palsy as a Late Neurologic Manifestation of COVID-19 Infection

Authors: Ibiyemi O. Oke, Olubunmi O. Oladunjoye, Adeolu O. Oladunjoye, Anish Paudel, Ryan Zimmerman Abstract Bell’s palsy is acute peripheral facial nerve palsy; its cause is often unknown but it can be triggered by acute viral infection. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection commonly presents with respiratory symptoms, but neurologic complications have been reported. A few studies have reported the […]

Bell’s Palsy after second dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination in a patient with history of recurrent Bell’s palsy

Authors: Michael Repajic,a Xue Lei Lai,a Prissilla Xu,b and Antonio Liua,∗ Abstract Objective To report a patient with history of recurrent Bell’s Palsy who developed Bell’s Palsy 36 ​h after the administration of the second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Case The patient is a 57-year-old female with past medical history of 3 episodes of Bell’s Palsy. She responded […]

Bell’s palsy and SARS-CoV-2 vaccines

Authors: 24 FEB 2021  The Lancet Ozonoff et al. There is a possible increased risk of developing Bell’s palsy in COVID-19 mRNA vaccine recipients, but the rate was extremely low (7 cases in 40,000 participants vaccinated), and was not statistically significantly different than the rate seen in the placebo recipients. This condition usually self-resolves. Preventing the risk […]

Bell’s palsy following COVID-19 vaccination

Authors: Giuseppe Colella,1Massimiliano Orlandi,2 and Nicola Cirillo1,3 Currently two Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines have been granted emergency use and marketing authorization by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) [1, 2]. Initial efficacy and safety data for both BNT162b2 (Pfizer-BioNTech) and mRNA-1273 (Moderna) vaccines have been published [3, 4]. To the best […]

Canada adds Bells Palsy warning to Pfizer Vaccine…

Health Canada has updated the label on the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to reflect very rare reports of Bell’s Palsy. In very rare scenarios, cases of Bell’s Palsy have been reported in a number of people in Canada and internationally. So far in Canada, “there has been a total of 206 reports of Bell’s Palsy following […]

Biden team’s misguided and deadly COVID-19 vaccine strategy

Vaccination ‘arms race’ could prove dangerous to the American public Authors: Dr. Robert Malone and Peter Navarro The Biden administration’s strategy to universally vaccinate in the middle of the pandemic is bad science and badly needs a reboot. This strategy will likely prolong the most dangerous phase of the worst pandemic since 1918 and almost […]