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Susanne

Susanne is 47 and White British. She is married with three children. She works as a freelance consultant. Two of Susanne’s children caught Covid in March 2020, and then the whole family caught Covid about a year later. Susanne didn’t…

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    Gender: Female Ethnicity: White British

  • Jaswinder

    Gender: Female Ethnicity: Indian Background: Jaswinder is 44 years old and is Indian. She lives with her husband and children. Jaswinder heard about Covid in 2019 but experienced it herself after her daughter developed symptoms in July 2021. She feels let down by the government about racism in education and healthcare during the pandemic

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    Gender: Female Ethnicity: Indian Background: Jaswinder is 44 years old and is Indian. She lives with her husband and children. Jaswinder heard about Covid in 2019 but experienced it herself...

  • Age at interview 44
  • Shaista

    Gender: Female Ethnicity: Pakistani Background: Shaista is in her 40s and is Pakistani. She works full time as a journalist and a city councilor. Shaista developed Covid symptoms in March, before Covid testing was available. When she did get tested, she came back negative for Covid. Shaista's GP diagnosed her with long Covid in January, but she has been unable to attend a long Covid clinic.

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    Gender: Female Ethnicity: Pakistani Background: Shaista is in her 40s and is Pakistani. She works full time as a journalist and a city councilor. Shaista developed Covid symptoms in March,...

  • Age at interview 45
  • Nargis

    Gender: Female Ethnicity: Pakistani Background: Nargis is 43 years old and is Pakistani. She lives with her husband and son. Nargis tested positive for Covid during the January 2021 lockdown after she, along with her husband and son, developed symptoms. She felt that having Covid made the pain from her pre-existing condition worse. Her symptoms were different from other people's.

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    Gender: Female Ethnicity: Pakistani Background: Nargis is 43 years old and is Pakistani. She lives with her husband and son. Nargis tested positive for Covid during the January 2021 lockdown...

  • Age at interview 43
  • Tun

    Gender: Male Ethnicity: Malaysian Background: Tun is 48 years old and is Malaysian. He is married, with two children, and works as a surgeon. Tun tested positive for Covid after treating a Covid-positive patient. While Tun's colleague recovered quickly, he was admitted to intensive care when his symptoms became more severe. He found intensive care a traumatic and lonely experience.

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    Gender: Male Ethnicity: Malaysian Background: Tun is 48 years old and is Malaysian. He is married, with two children, and works as a surgeon. Tun tested positive for Covid after...

  • Age at interview 48
  • Temitope

    Age at interview: 41 years Gender: Male Background: Temitope is 41 years old and is Black African. He is an IT service manager and lives with his wife and daughter. Temitope did not think he had Covid because he did not experience a high temperature. However, his friend encouraged him to take a test which came back positive. This surprised Temitope.

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    Age at interview: 41 years Gender: Male Background: Temitope is 41 years old and is Black African. He is an IT service manager and lives with his wife and daughter....

  • Age at interview 41
  • Genevieve

    Gender: Female Ethnicity: White European Background: Genevieve is 40 years old and is White European. She lives with her husband and two children and works as a biologist. Genevieve and her husband developed Covid symptoms and isolated before the first lockdown. She felt anxious about how her symptoms would develop. She feels let down by the government's response to the pandemic.

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    Gender: Female Ethnicity: White European Background: Genevieve is 40 years old and is White European. She lives with her husband and two children and works as a biologist. Genevieve and...

  • Age at interview 40
  • Mudasar

    Gender: Male Ethnicity: Pakistani Background: Mudasar is 43 years old and is Pakistani. He is married, with four children, and works as an Uber taxi driver. Mudasar thinks he caught Covid from a customer while working as a taxi driver. Within a few hours, he felt tired and had aches and pains. Mudasar had difficulty breathing, which he found was helped by inhaling steam.

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    Gender: Male Ethnicity: Pakistani Background: Mudasar is 43 years old and is Pakistani. He is married, with four children, and works as an Uber taxi driver. Mudasar thinks he caught...

  • Age at interview 43
  • Pooja

    Gender: Female Ethnicity: Indian Background: Pooja is in her early 40s and is Indian. She is married with children and works for a security company. Pooja isolated in her bedroom when she had Covid in March 2020. This was a tough time for her because she had limited social contact and missed her son's birthday party.

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    Gender: Female Ethnicity: Indian Background: Pooja is in her early 40s and is Indian. She is married with children and works for a security company. Pooja isolated in her bedroom...

  • Zubair

    Gender: Male Ethnicity: Pakistani Background: Zubair is 46 years old and is Pakistani. He is married with a child and is a local authority council worker. Zubair received help from a Muslim charity when he had Covid. They delievered him hot meals everyday so he did not have to worry about grocery shopping.

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    Gender: Male Ethnicity: Pakistani Background: Zubair is 46 years old and is Pakistani. He is married with a child and is a local authority council worker. Zubair received help from...

  • Age at interview 46