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President Trump received mostly the same treatment as anyone would get for COVID-19, except for one experimental drug and the speed of his care.

USA TODAY

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 National Military 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 415,000 people in the U.S. have been hospitalized with the disease, which