The Covid long haul

Gabrielle Lis

They call themselves the long-haulers – people who struggle with persistent symptoms months after “recovering” from Covid-19. How common is post-covid syndrome? What are the symptoms? How might it affect RTW?

A man who used to run marathons can’t walk across a room without feeling breathless. University-aged athletes in good health return troubling heart scans. A lawyer loses her job because reading emails is “like reading Greek”.  It’s widely accepted that patients recovering from a serious illness (e.g. a virus) may experience long term issues that linger once the most severe phase of the problem has passed. In the US, ...

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Published 20 October, 2020 | Updated 20 October, 2020