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COVID-19's Long Shadow: 'The Light At The End Of The Tunnel Just Isn't There'

Tuesday 22 September 2020


From Radio New Zealand:


Gez Medinger
Gez Medinger used to run 90kms every week but
six months after contracting Covid-19 he is exhausted
by tasks as simple as taking out the rubbish.
(Photo: Supplied)

Covid-19's long shadow: 'The light at the end of the tunnel just isn't there'

By Louise Thornley
19 September 2020
© Copyright Radio New Zealand 2020.

Analysis - London filmmaker and runner Gez Medinger has gone from making thrillers and horror films to wondering if he's living in one. What does it feel like when you haven't yet recovered from the coronavirus?

North London resident Gez Medinger used to run 90kms every week. Now he's exhausted by everyday tasks: taking out the rubbish, browsing the Internet, sometimes even just texting.

He records his verbal responses to my questions. After speaking for just 15 minutes, his head is throbbing and his brain feels frazzled from the effort.

The 42-year-old has now hit the six-month mark after getting Covid-19, but still hasn't recovered.

In the United Kingdom, almost 600,000 people are reporting Covid symptoms that linger for more than a month - 12 percent of coronavirus survivors. This estimate is drawn from the Covid Symptom Study's analysis of data from 3.6 million app users.


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