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Long Covid: ‘I have to choose between walking and talking’

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More than a million people in the UK are suffering from long Covid, with fears the number could rise due to the Omicron variant. Many patients say they only had a mild initial infection but it went on to ruin their health, social lives and finances.

Jasmine Hayer, 32, was living in London and training to be a yoga teacher when she caught coronavirus last March.

It sometimes feels like it was a different person, she says, speaking slowly and carefully from her parent’s house in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire.

She moved back there last summer when she realised she couldn’t even make her bed without becoming breathless.

“This illness is so baffling and no-one really knows how to treat it. I honestly don’t know if I will ever get back to full health but I’ll never stop trying,” she says.

Currently on sick pay and previously furloughed, she is desperate to work again.

Jasmine was training to be a yoga teacher before she got the virus

Jasmine was training to be a yoga teacher before she got the virus

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