Beat Presenter Michelle Heffernan was diagnosed with Covid 19 in January and thought, like many, that she would be better within a few weeks. In the long and painful recovery that followed she learned that many others are experiencing “Long Covid” and the true extent of this chronic condition is nothing short of alarming.
In a two-part documentary series “It’s Not a Cold-It’s Long Covid” Michelle attempts to get to the bottom of the mystery that is Long Covid. She speaks to healthcare experts, Long Covid advocates and most importantly, Long Covid patients about the impact this condition is having on society. She hears first-hand accounts of the bizarre and worrying symptoms brought on post-infection and speaks to an array of professionals about the best response, if any, to an illness that is still unknown.
Part One of this two-part series focuses on the problems presented by Long Covid and the lived experience of people who are still not better months after contracting Covid 19. It examines our knowledge of Long Covid and asks if public ignorance is compounding the burden felt by Long Covid patients