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Lucy B

Lucy became unwell in March 2020, when she began experiencing a fever, shallow breathing and gastrointestinal (stomach) issues. Due to her symptoms, she had to seek medical help and return home to live with her mother. Lucy was interviewed in…

  • Background

    Lucy is 32 years old and a sign language interpreter. She had to return home to live with her mother after her symptoms made it difficult to live independently. Ethnicity:...

  • Age at interview 32
  • 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
  • Michael

    Michael began to have Long Covid symptoms after May 2020. He has since had to return home from university and suspend his studies. It was not until he saw a cardiologist that specialised in PoTS did Michael get medication that…

  • Background

    Michael is 22 years old and lives with his parents. His mother also has Long Covid.

  • Jana

    Jana and her husband have two sons and a daughter; their elder son is doing GCSEs and their daughter her AS Levels. All three children caught Covid in September 2021, but her husband did not get sick. After recovery, all…

  • Background

    Jana lives with her husband and three children. Jana works full time in an office; her husband lost his job during the pandemic and now stays at home caring for...

  • Age at interview 50
  • Samir

    Samir caught Covid from school and brought the virus home. He displayed multiple symptoms of Covid including fever, headache, dizziness, and bodily pain. Samir says that for the past month and a half to two months his “symptoms have changed…

  • Background

    Samir was 11 years old when he caught Covid. He lives at home with his parents and older brother and sister. Ethnicity: Slovak/Algerian.

  • Age at interview 12
  • Ada

    Ada got Covid in early 2020 and began showing signs of Long Covid, which she thinks were exacerbated after getting her vaccine in June 2021. Each time she has had a vaccine, her symptoms get worse. Ada feels as if…

  • Background

    Ada and her husband have three young children (A ten-year-old daughter and two boys). Her husband is a tutor and Ada looks after their children and is heavily involved in...

  • Age at interview 34
  • 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
  • Hazeem

    Hazeem had Covid in August 2021 and spent three days in hospital. An ECG detected an abnormal heart rhythm, and he was diagnosed with Brugada syndrome (the condition affects the way electrical signals pass through the heart and it can…

  • Background

    Hazeem is married with a young son. He had Covid in 2021. He is currently unemployed and looking at what else he can do for work since failing a medical...

  • Xanthe

    When Xanthe had Covid in early 2021, it felt like very bad flu. For the first three months after her Covid infection, Xanthe had fatigue, burning pain in her legs, persistent headache, dizziness, weight loss, and brain fog. She had…

  • Background

    Xanthe lives with her parents and works part-time as a therapist for children and young people. She has recently completed her Master’s degree. Ethnic background: Greek Cypriot.

  • Age at interview 26
  • Emma B

    Emma’s 11-year-old daughter, Freya, caught Covid in October 2021. She had a range of symptoms and still experiences severe fatigue, headache, and backache. For Emma the experience has been scary, but healthcare providers have been kind overall. Emma said that…

  • Background

    Emma lives with her partner and two daughters and works in the education sector. Ethnicity: White British.

  • Age at interview 39