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WIN the ultimate Bare by Vogue tanning kit
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The Long Covid Pandemic: ‘Little did I know, the chest and lung pains would never leave’


by Leah Haines
27.05.21

As a working age woman you are five times more likely to suffer from Long Covid. The new pandemic is already among us. Leah Haines tells her story.

It’s March 2020, and I have locked myself in the bathroom for the third time today to speak to my Mum. I had planned for weeks to travel home from London to Ireland with my best friend who had never been to Ireland before, never-mind to celebrate St Patrick’s weekend. Covid-19 had gone from a Chinese issue to a global pandemic in what felt like a number of days. Tears streaming down my face, we...

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