Most people experience Covid-19 as a short-term illness:
once the infection has been fought off, they bounce back to health. But evidence is emerging of a significant minority – sometimes referred to as
“long haulers” –
who struggle with long-term symptoms for a month or longer.
Anecdotal reports have abounded of people left with fatigue, aching muscles and difficulty concentrating
it was difficult to gauge the scale of the problem.
This is a really serious problem for a minority of people
who have Covid,
Some people have long-term effects that look like
a post-viral fatigue syndrome.
Scientists are only just beginning to investigate
the potential causes of enduring fatigue,
but say that there are likely to be a wide variety of reasons
why some people face
a longer road to recovery.
Fatigue itself will take on lots of different guises,