Coronavirus – The Latest: The Covid-19 ‘long-haulers’

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As MPs are warned that up to half a million Britons are suffering coronavirus symptoms months after first falling ill, Theodora Louloudis hears from those experiencing ‘long Covid’ and speaks to Professor Tim Spector, a leading King’s College London epidemiologist about why some suffer for much longer than others, and whether those experiencing long-term symptoms still have the disease.

Read more about safety concerns over 50 million NHS masks: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/coronavirus-news-covid-deaths-uk-school-pubs-aberdeen-lockdown/

Read more about rising cases in Germany and France: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/coronavirus-news-covid-deaths-uk-school-pubs-aberdeen-lockdown/

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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

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