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The People Who Can't Shake Off Coronavirus: 'Week Nine And I'm Exhausted And Back To Being Bed Bound'

Friday 22 May 2020


From UK news outlet i:


Gemma Hepworth et al
There are reports of Covid-19 sufferers having
longer lasting effects than expected
(Photos: left, Gemma Hepworth, top right,
Liverpool Tropical School of Medicine,
bottom right, Professor Brendan Delaney)

The people who can't shake off coronavirus: 'Week nine and I'm exhausted and back to being bed bound'

An expert says a small but significant number of people are suffering from the 'long tail' form of the virus

By Claudia Tanner
Thursday, 21st May 2020
All rights reserved. © 2020 JPIMedia Publications Ltd.

Professor Brendan Delaney would often cycle up to 80 miles on a Sunday. But now a five-minute walk to the corner shop leaves him breathless and feeling wiped out.

He began suffering Covid-19 symptoms – fever, nausea and muscle aches – just before lockdown, on 15 March. Working one day a week as a GP and the rest in academia, he battled on working, from home, and after a fortnight he started feeling better.

But two weeks later his symptoms returned and he needed time off. The crushing fatigue means that now – nine weeks since he first got sick – he can still only manage working part-time.

"I'd describe my initial sickness as in the moderate category," the 57-year-old from London told i. "Someone who'd be monitored in the community but not sick enough to stay in hospital.


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