‘It is real:’ An Ontario researcher speaks out about her 18-month struggle with long COVID – CTV

March 15, 2024

An Ontario long COVID-19 researcher says she is all too familiar with the lasting effects of the condition, which she experienced for 18 months after she got infected.

Manali Mukherjee is an assistant professor at McMaster University’s respirology division and said she caught COVID-19 in January of 2021.

Typically, Mukherjee said, she recovers from an illness in a week or so, but this was different. After the first 14 days of being “very symptomatic,” blood pressure issues, fatigue, brain fog and headaches remained.

“Those 18 months? I wouldn’t want that back again,” Mukherjee told CTV News Toronto in an interview.

“I was very consciously aware of the fact that I was not being able to focus, because I know the kind of work I do, I’m in academia. So one of the things that we go by is our focus, and our concentration. So that was something that was very menacing for me,” she said.

Read more: https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/it-is-real-an-ontario-researcher-speaks-out-about-her-18-month-struggle-with-long-covid-1.6807853

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