Starting a PhD in Sweden During a Global Pandemic

More than four months have passed since the first case of COVID-19 had reached Sweden. Also, more than four months have passed since I started my PhD in Sweden. Three months have passed since the COVID-19 outbreak was declared a global pandemic. How did the pandemic impact my PhD in a country that is viewed as following a complete different strategy than other countries? A country, that faced many deaths and is still facing many new cases in relation to its inhabitants? Let me tell you about my experience during the last months.

Can the Novel Coronavirus ‘Turn off’ Brain Areas That Control Breathing?

Previously: Does the Coronavirus Affect the Brain? Quick disclaimer: Take all information about COVID-19 cautiously. A lot of studies are case reports, preliminary data, preprints, and/or not peer-reviewed. That does not mean the information in these papers is wrong, but they could just depict an exemption or be presumptive to begin with. This post relies … Continue reading Can the Novel Coronavirus ‘Turn off’ Brain Areas That Control Breathing?

Does the Coronavirus Affect the Brain?

Quick disclaimer: Take all information about COVID-19 cautiously. A lot of studies are case reports, preprints, and/or not peer-reviewed. That does not mean the information in these papers is wrong, but they could just depict an exemption or be presumptive to begin with. Now that we got that sorted: Does the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) affect the … Continue reading Does the Coronavirus Affect the Brain?