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Covid-19 at 14 weeks—phantom speed cameras, unknown limits, and harsh penalties

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Garner, Paul ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0607-6941 (2020) 'Covid-19 at 14 weeks—phantom speed cameras, unknown limits, and harsh penalties'. The BMJ Opinion.

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Abstract

“If my husband had said he was still sick with covid-19 after a month, I’d say he was milking it.” Straight talking from a Liverpudlian woman on one of my WhatsApp groups in April when I had been ill for a month; what would she say to me now at 95 days? I am unable to be out of bed for more than three hours at a stretch, my arms and legs are permanently fizzing as if injected with Szechuan peppercorns, I have ringing in the ears, intermittent brain fog, palpitations, and dramatic mood swings. Am I milking it? Is the virus still there? Or do I have CFS/ME?

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Opinion piece
Subjects: WA Public Health > WA 105 Epidemiology
WB Practice of Medicine > Therapeutics > WB 300 General works
WC Communicable Diseases > Virus Diseases > Viral Respiratory Tract Infections. Respirovirus Infections > WC 505 Viral respiratory tract infections
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > Clinical Sciences Department
Depositing User: Christianne Esparza
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2020 12:31
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2020 10:44
URI: https://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/14924

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