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Richard and his family caught Covid in March 2020. He and his son have suffered from multiple and very debilitating symptoms in remitting and relapsing waves for almost two years, including chest pain, insomnia, brain fog, and fatigue. Even though…

  • Background

    Richard is a Locum GP, married with two children a son (13 years) and a daughter (11 years). Ethnicity: White British.

  • Age at interview 49
  • Callum

    Callum caught Covid at the start of the pandemic in March 2020 and has moved back to his family home. Although he is still very much affected more than two years on, he has gradually found ways to deal with…

  • Background

    Callum previously lived alone but has moved back to his parent’s home since developing Long Covid. He used to work as a mechanical engineer but has changed careers since his...

  • Age at interview 30
  • Rebekah

    Rebekah developed Covid symptoms when schools shut in March 2020, and developed more severe symptoms a week later. She feels that long Covid and other conditions associated with chronic fatigue should be treated more seriously. Rebekah was interviewed in May…

  • Background

    Rebekah is a 48-year-old teacher living with her teenage son and daughter. Her husband died during the pandemic. Ethnicity: White British.

  • Age at interview 48
  • Paul

    Paul caught Covid at the end of March 2020 and two years on is still suffering ongoing symptoms, with limited mobility, muscle fasciculation, extreme fatigue, brain fog and post-exertional malaise (PEM) (the worsening of symptoms following even minor physical or…

  • Background

    Paul is a senior manager at a university and lives with his wife and 10-year-old daughter. Ethnic background: White British.

  • Age at interview 46
  • Lyn

    Lyn found the pandemic very difficult, as she was far from family and faced racial abuse. She thinks she contracted Covid at work even though she took extra precautions. Lyn’s Covid was very severe, and she needed to be hospitalised.

  • Background

    Lyn is 45 years old and is Malaysian. She worked as a mental health worker before she caught Covid.

  • Age at interview 45
  • Shaista

    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…

  • Background

    Shaista is in her 40s and is Pakistani. She works full time as a journalist and a city councillor.

  • Age at interview 45
  • Faatimah

    Faatimah caught Covid in March 2020 but didn’t have what were then seen as typical Covid symptoms. Initially she thought her fatigue, difficulty falling asleep, changes to her periods, and gastrointestinal issues could be because of the challenges of lockdown.

  • Background

    Faatimah is a university student. She describes her ethnicity as black.

  • Age at interview 20
  • Frances

    Frances is normally fit, well, active and a very positive person. She caught Covid in April 2020. After two years of having Long Covid, Frances now feels she has completely recovered from it. She feels ‘great’ and is doing all…

  • Background

    Frances is retired but has kept up some work for the NHS. She lives with her husband and has four adult children. She describes her ethnicity as white.

  • Lynne

    Lynne had mild asthma prior to having Covid but this didn’t worry her because she was generally so fit and healthy. She caught Covid in March 2020 and was too unwell to work for a year. She caught Covid again…

  • Background

    Lynne works part-time as a teacher and lives with her husband and three sons. She describes her ethnicity as white.

  • Iain

    Iain’s life has changed from working in two jobs, keeping active through rugby and walking his dog before Covid. He now finds it difficult to go out due to worries about catching Covid again and his ongoing symptoms. He caught…

  • Background

    Iain lives with his wife and dog. He previously worked in two jobs but is not working at the moment. Iain describes his ethnicity as white.