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David Louie (20 July 2021). Lab discovers root cause of confusion, fatigue experienced by COVID 'long haulers'. ABC7 News. Note that financial interests may be involved as CEO and founder of IncellDx (related article from VICE in June 2021)

NIHR (18 July 2021). £19.6 million awarded to new research studies to help diagnose and treat long COVID

Linda Geddes (16 Jul 2021). Long Covid has more than 200 symptoms, study finds. The Guardian (also reported in The Times (paywall)).

Neville S, Cookson C, Asgari N and Kazmin A (15 July 2021). Long Covid defies understanding as sufferers despair: Doctors fear ‘tens of thousands’ of people could be afflicted by multiple symptoms. Financial Times.

Ian Sample (13 July 2021). Delta surge ‘could leave hundreds of thousands with long Covid’: Unvaccinated younger sufferers more at risk of debilitating long-term symptoms, study finds. The Guardian.

Anonymous doctor (11 July 2021). I’m an intensive care doctor. Covid patients are younger this time. The Guardian.

Gurdasani D et al. (7 July 2021) Mass infection is not an option: we must do more to protect our young. The Lancet CORRESPONDENCE| VOLUME 398, ISSUE 10297, P297-298 DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(21)01589-0


Smitha Mundasad (25 June 2021) Long Covid: More than two million in England may have suffered. BBC News.

BBC News (24 June 2021) The man who tested positive for Covid 43 times (Video): Scientists are studying the case of a man in Bristol who has recovered from 290 days being positive with SARS-CoV-2.

Linda Geddes (24 June 2021) More than 2m adults in England have had long Covid for over 12 weeks – study. The Guardian.

Joanna Partridge (24 June 2021). ‘Your body just stops’: long Covid sufferers face new ordeals as sick pay runs out: Nurses, teachers and shopworkers who have lost their health and their jobs talk about their struggle for support. The Guardian.

Lokugamage A, Chew-Graham C and Simpson F (23 June 2021). How power imbalances in the narratives, research, and publications around long covid can harm patients BMJ Opinion

Fiona Lowenstein (21 Jun 2021). I rested my way to recovery from long Covid. I urge others to do the same

Matthew J Burke and Carlos del Rio (18 June 2021) Long COVID has exposed medicine's blind-spot. The Lancet Infectious Diseases, Comment. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(21)00333-9

Nana Baah. (15 June 2021) Long COVID Patients Are Taking Their Health Into Their Own Hands: Inside the Dallas Buyers Club for London's long-haulers, some of whom have been forced to forge prescriptions and experiment with horse medication. VICE. Note that there may be financial interests for IncellDx

David Cox (10 June 2021). What Covid-19's long tail is revealing about disease BBC Future.

Many months after their initial infection, some Covid-19 patients are still suffering a baffling constellation of symptoms. More than a year since the pandemic began, scientists are starting to unravel what is causing long Covid and how they can treat it.


Catherine Pearson (30 May 2021). Are Fully Vaccinated People Who Get COVID At Risk For Long Term Symptoms? Huffington Post.

Natalie Grover (18 May 2021). Long Covid symptoms ease after vaccination, survey finds. The Guardian.


George Monbiot (14 April 2021). Apparently just by talking about it, I’m super-spreading long Covid. The Guardian.

Ivana Kottasová (11 April 2021). For many sufferers of long Covid, proving they are sick is a big part of the battle. CNN.

(1 April 2021) COVID-19: 1.1 million in the UK recently reported having long COVID. Sky News.


Denis Campbell (5 Mar 2021). NHS may face a million long Covid patients after pandemic. The Guardian.


Bolu Akindele (28 Feb 2021). Living with Long Covid in Lagos. Mail & Guardian.

Jennifer Trueland (12 Feb 2021). Long COVID - we've been here before. BMA news and opinion.

Nisreen Alwan (3 Feb 2021). We must pay more attention to covid-19 morbidity in the second year of the pandemic. BMJ Opinion.


UK Parliament (14 Jan 2021). Long Covid - Thursday 14 January 2021 - Hansard - UK Parliament. 2021 [cited 2021 Feb 8].

Frances Simpson and Amali Lokugamage (Jan 2021). The Elephant and the Blind Men: The Children of Long Covid. BMJ 2021;372:n157 https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n157


December 2020

Davis, N. (16 Dec 2020) Long covid alarm as 21% report symptoms after five weeks. The Guardian.

Nature - Editorial - Meeting the challenge of long COVID Nat Med 26, 1803 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41591-020-01177-6 "In formulating the response of the healthcare system to the COVID-19 pandemic, the true toll of the chronic consequences of SARS-CoV-2 infection must be uncovered and strategies must be devised for providing integrated care to those with long-term illness."

The Lancet - Editorial - Facing up to long COVID “What are the diagnoses, definitions, and phenotypes of illness that are grouped under the term long COVID? How long does it last? Who is at risk of serious or prolonged sequelae? What are the underlying causes and mechanisms? How do we prevent or reduce the effects of such sequelae on patient health and wellbeing? Are there any effective treatments to aid patient recovery and the regain of full function? What rehabilitation is needed? ... Robust data and scientific evidence are essential to answer these questions. Large and long-term cohort studies are urgently needed to help better understand the trajectory, complications, and biological mechanisms that drive the long-term health consequences of COVID-19.”

BMJ - Confronting the Pathophysiology of Long COVID “...moving forward our goals must move beyond the observational to the interventional. Achieving this will need some hard thinking to decode aetiological mechanisms in a confounding condition that seems to move around the body...”

Geddes, L. (1 December 2020) Is long Covid contagious and can children get it?: your questions answered The Guardian Available from: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/dec/01/is-long-covid-contagious-and-can-children-get-it-your-questions-answered [Accessed: 5 December 2020]

November 2020

Ernst, J (25 Nov 2020) Q&A: Neurological symptoms of COVID-19 remain an ‘evolving story’ Healio Neurology

October 2020

Frances Simpson and Amali Lokugamage (Oct 2020). Counting long covid in children. BMJ Opinion.

September 2020

Hammond I, Järte L, Calder H, Garner P (29 Sept 2020) Long covid and self-help pacing groups—getting by with a little help from our friends BMJ Opinion

Tweedy J. (17 Sep 2020). Healthcare workers with 'long Covid' say 'we can't all be making it up' as they reveal how they're suffering from brain fog and fatigue that's left one medic in bed months after her first symptoms Daily Mail.

Alwan NA, Blair, JM, Bowen M-A et al (15 Sept 2020) From doctors as patients: a manifesto for tackling persisting symptoms of covid-19 BMJ 2020;370:m3565 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m3565

August 2020

Alwan N. A. (13August 2020) A negative COVID-19 test does not mean recovery. Nature Vol 584, 170doi: 10.1038/d41586-020-02335-z Available from: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-02335-z[Accessed: 16 August 2020]

Morton R. (1-7 August 2020) Lost function: Long-term consequences of surviving coronavirus. The Saturday Paper No 312 Available from: https://www.thesaturdaypaper.com.au/news/health/2020/08/01/lost-function-long-term-consequences-surviving-coronavirus/159620400010189[Accessed: 16 August 2020]

Yamey G. Taylor S.(11 August 2020) We Need to Take Care of the Growing Number of Long-Term COVID-19 Patients. Time. Available from: https://time.com/5878448/longterm-covid19-recognition-research/[Accessed: 16 August 2020]

July 2020

Mahase E. (14 July 2020) Covid-19: What do we know about “long covid”? BMJ370:m2815doi:https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m2815Available from: https://www.bmj.com/content/370/bmj.m2815[Accessed: 16 August 2020]

Couzin-Frankel J (31 July 2020) From ‘brain fog’ to heart damage, COVID-19’s lingering problems alarm scientists. Science doi:10.1126/science.abe1147 Available from: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/07/brain-fog-heart-damage-covid-19-s-lingering-problems-alarm-scientists[Accessed: 16 August 2020]

Alwan N. A. (28 July 2020) Nisreen A Alwan: What exactly is mild covid-19? BMJ Opinion Available from: https://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2020/07/28/nisreen-a-alwan-what-exactly-is-mild-covid-19/[Accessed: 16 August 2020]

Pugh R. (21 July 2020) Medics With 'Long COVID' Call for Clinical Recognition. Medscape Available from: https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/934287[Accessed: 16 August 2020]

Lokugamage A. U. Taylor S. Rayner C. (10 July 2020) Patients’ experiences of “longcovid” are missing from the NHS narrative. BMJ Opinion Available from:https://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2020/07/10/patients-experiences-of-longcovid-are-missing-from-the-nhs-narrative/[Accessed: 16 August 2020]

June 2020

Garner, P. (23 June 2020) Paul Garner: Covid-19 at 14 weeks—phantom speed cameras, unknown limits, and harsh penalties. BMJ Opinion Available from: https://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2020/06/23/paul-garner-covid-19-at-14-weeks-phantom-speed-cameras-unknown-limits-and-harsh-penalties/[Accessed: 16 August 2020]

Bogaert, D. (28 June 2020) The coronavirus 'long-haulers' show how little we still know. The Guardian Available from: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jun/28/coronavirus-long-haulers-infectious-disease-testing[Accessed: 25August 2020]

Rayner C. Lokugamage A. U. Molokhia M. (23 June 2020) Covid-19: Prolonged and relapsing course of illness has implications for returning workers. BMJ Opinion Available from:https://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2020/06/23/covid-19-prolonged-and-relapsing-course-of-illness-has-implications-for-returning-workers/?fbclid=IwAR2NhzxmHEMx3oK450Wo8ZC8rfkAKBwbF6F1XF6JBp-_WuriqH-__uY-RpU[Accessed: 16 August 2020]

May 2020

Tanner C. (21 May 2020) The people who can't shake off coronavirus: 'Week nine and I'm exhausted and back to being bed bound' iNews Available from:https://inews.co.uk/news/coronavirus-covid-19-symptoms-uk-latest-fatigue-breathlessness-long-term-effects-429493[Accessed: 16 August 2020]

Harding, L (15 May 2020) 'Weird as hell’: the Covid-19 patients who have symptoms for months. The Guardian Available from: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/15/weird-hell-professor-advent-calendar-covid-19-symptoms-paul-garner[Accessed: 16 August 2020]

Garner, P. (5 May 2020) Paul Garner: For 7 weeks I have been through a roller coaster of ill health, extreme emotions, and utter exhaustion. BMJ Opinion Available from: https://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2020/05/05/paul-garner-people-who-have-a-more-protracted-illness-need-help-to-understand-and-cope-with-the-constantly-shifting-bizarre-symptoms/[Accessed: 16 August 2020]

Garner P. (19 May 2020) Paul Garner: Covid-19 and fatigue—a game of snakes and ladders. BMJ Opinion Available from: https://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2020/05/19/paul-garner-covid-19-and-fatigue-a-game-of-snakes-and-ladders/[Accessed: 16 August 2020]