11 Aug 2020

Long haulers with Diana Berrent

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 3:10 pm on 11 August 2020

Having Covid 19 is not like turning a light switch on and off. For thousands of people around the world, symptoms don't just start and then stop. They can last for weeks even months. They call themselves Long Haulers. Diana Berrent lives in New York and tested positive for Covid in mid March and she's still having gastrointestinal issues .  She did a video diary about her illness for the New York Post and  started an online support group for patients to share information and encourage those who can to donate anti-body rich plasma to treat others with the disease. It's   called Survivor Corps.  Diana Berrent talks to Jesse about being part of the "long haulers" group.

Diana Berrent

Diana Berrent Photo: Supplied

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