Science shines a light on COVID-19’s long-term health risks

There are troubling signs that the impact on our vascular system may leave a lifelong legacy of health problems in its wake. Photo: Pexels

(Kieren O’Dea, Dawna Friesen/ Global News) –– Saskatoon harbours one of the brightest lights on Earth. And, as a scientist in the midst of a global health crisis, Jake Pushie was drawn toward it.

When the pandemic hit, Pushie was at the Saskatchewan Cerebrovascular Centre where he was studying the effects of strokes.

As troubling signs began to emerge that for some, COVID-19 may cast a shadow of ailments long after recovery, he shifted focus and looked to the synchrotron to explore the reasons why. (…)

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