Nine months in the long limbo of long covid – Ed Rooksby

Coronavirus, England, Europe, Health, Infection, Long Covid, UK

“I’m pretty sure I know where and when I was infected and indeed who passed it on to me. In late March, a day or two before the first lockdown came into effect I walked into York city centre with a bravado that turned out to be hubris…

While queueing in Boots I noticed, too late, that the cashier had a nasty cough. I was too embarrassed to leave the line before it was my turn to be served, and I remember thinking ‘you fucking moron’, not sure whether I was directing the insult at her or at myself. Both I suppose. She must have known this was a symptom of covid and, for that matter, her store manager must have known it too – she should have been told to self-isolate and supported on full pay. I can’t be 100% sure I got the virus from her, but it seems highly likely.

Sometimes I wonder if the elderly woman who was behind me in the queue is still alive.”

RIP Ed #Rooksby

** This post was originally published on February 16, 2021 **