10 Feb 2021

Understanding 'long haul' Covid19

From Nine To Noon, 9:39 am on 10 February 2021

As we move into the second year of the Covid19 pandemic we're starting to learn more about the impact that so called 'long covid' is having on patients. Long hauler covid patients are people who recover from Covid19 itself but are left with symptoms of the disease that linger and flare up. 

Some of those symptoms are similar to those experienced by some patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, or ME. Emeritus Professor at Otago University Warren Tate has spent years studying ME. In December last year his team proved that ME, or CFS, is not psychosomatic but has a biological basis. This was a groundbreaking finding and this new research on long haul Covid 19 will be pursuing similar territory. 

Warren Tate

Warren Tate Photo: University of Otago