Doctors across the U.S. and in other countries have noted a troubling phenomenon associated with some COVID cases: Even after extubation, some patients remain unconscious for days, weeks or longer.
There’s no official term for the problem, but it’s being called a “prolonged” or “persistent” coma or unresponsiveness.
Theories abound about why COVID-19 patients may take longer to regain consciousness than other ventilated patients, if they wake up at all.
COVID-19 patients appear to need larger doses of sedatives while on a ventilator, and they’re often intubated for longer periods than is typical for other diseases that cause pneumonia.
Low oxygen levels, due to the virus’s effect on the lungs, may damage the brain. Some of these patients have inflammation related to COVID-19 that may disrupt signals in the brain, and some experience blood clots that have caused strokes.
Although there were rumors that the two handsome light-skinned singers were brothers, in actually, Al B. Sure and Williams are cousins.
He is the nephew of legendary Jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, and a father to three children, one of whom he shares with actress Stacey Dash.
Williams has a son, Christopher Jr, who was born in 1988, from a relationship with a stylist. Williams has another son Austin, who was born in 1990, with actress Stacey Dash.
He also has a daughter, Cierra Barnes–Williams, born in 1993 from a relationship with Heather Barnes.