Inside the UK’s first long covid clinic: ‘It was life-changing’


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Rachel Lommerzheim, an occupational therapist at the UK’s first long covid clinic

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BEFORE the pandemic, Ellen would usually be found working as a nurse, taking her children to school or riding her horse. Now, as one of the estimated 1.1 million people in the UK living with long covid, she is beset with debilitating headaches, the latest in a string of symptoms she has experienced since developing the condition in March last year.

“It’s been a long, long road,” says Ellen, speaking to New Scientist during a visit to …

Article amended on
24 June 2021

We corrected the job titles of Rachel Lommerzheim and Maddison Rigg



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