Four months after the start of the coronavirus pandemic, doctors are still on a steep learning curve. One surprise is just how long symptoms seem to last, for some patients. Dr John Wright of Bradford Royal Infirmary (BRI) talks to two young women who are still tired and breathless many weeks after falling ill.
Amira Valli, a doctor from a neighbouring hospital, has been getting out of breath when climbing a single flight of stairs.
Molly Williams, a physio at BRI, has always been a super-fit athlete but “being breathless is becoming my norm” she says. On top of that she is experiencing waves of emotion, and having difficulty with her memory.
For both of them, it’s about three months since they first got