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Mapping the experiences of people with long-tail COVID

Written by Brigitte West & Cheryl Cheung Over the last few months there has been increasing media coverage about post-COVID (also known as “long-tail COVID” or “long COVID”) and the ongoing symptoms – such as breathlessness, fatigue, sleep – that some people experience after an acute COVID-19 infection. To help underpin the development of newContinue reading “Mapping the experiences of people with long-tail COVID”

More support is needed for people with COVID-19

Kirsty, who has asthma, caught coronavirus in early March. She explains what she went through, and how her continuing symptoms have affected her everyday life and asthma. When I first started feeling unwell, I put it down to a busy week at work. I phoned the doctors and they mentioned the possibility of me havingContinue reading “More support is needed for people with COVID-19”

My lungs felt like they were going to explode if I coughed

Nikki, a physiotherapist who helps people with breathing problems, shares her experience of having Covid and recovering. Just before lockdown, I developed symptoms that felt like I was getting a cold. Or it could have been I was very tired after a weekend away with friends to celebrate my birthday! From time to time IContinue reading “My lungs felt like they were going to explode if I coughed”