So, you’re over Covid-19? Think again. It isn’t as simple as that

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So, you’re over Covid-19? Think again. It isn’t as simple as that

As experts continually revise their ideas on recovery, we speak to survivors who are suffering far longer than expected

Rosa Silverman

It has been almost six weeks since Dr Jennifer Cassidy first became ill with coronavirus. A generally healthy 32-year-old employed as an academic at the University of Oxford, she expected to bounce back relatively quickly from what we are told is usually a mild illness when contracted by those her age.

Yet, Cassidy, who was admitted to hospital twice with the virus, has still not fully recovered.

“I don’t feel sick, I don’t feel like I have a temperature or anything, but when I started to become better, I was like, okay, that’s it, and went full steam ahead, getting work done and trying to go for a daily walk,” she says...

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