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Healthcare Workers With 'Long Covid' Say 'We Can't All Be Making It Up'

Thursday 1 October 2020

 

From The Daily Mail:

 

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GP Amy Small

Healthcare workers with 'long Covid' say 'we can't all be making it up' as they reveal how they're suffering from brain fog and fatigue that's left one medic in bed months after her first symptoms

  • Healthcare professionals have been sharing symptoms of 'long Covid' online
  • GP Amy Small posted a video of herself experiencing brain fog; saying she was unable to formulate words properly and had been slurring her words
  • Junior anesthetist Linn Järte had Covid in February and says she's still 'unable to carry out my profession' five months after catching the virus
  • Called for more support and research into 'long Covid' and its lasting effects

By Jo Tweedy for MailOnline
17 September 2020
Copyright © 2020 The Daily Mail and Associated Newspapers Ltd.

Healthcare professionals with so-called 'long Covid' are urging the government to take the condition seriously as they add their voices to the thousands of people suffering from lasting effects of the virus weeks, and even months, after their first symptoms.

Junior anesthetist Linn Järte, of Swansea and GP Amy Small are among those sharing their often debilitating symptoms of 'long Covid', including brain fog, constant tiredness and memory loss.

In the case of Järte, the condition has left her 'largely bed bound' five months on from her first coronavirus symptoms. She said she is 'entirely unable' to carry out her profession.

Earlier this week, in a manifesto published in the British Medical Journal, a cohort of 39 doctors wrote of their battle with long Covid, and called for more research and clinical services to treat the symptoms of it.

Doctors reported it was 'difficult to navigate help' for these long-term symptoms and said there needed to be a proper diagnosis of the condition in order to gain access to services.

 

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