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Long Covid: ‘By 2pm every day I crash. I am breathless, in pain and I find eating exhausting. I am not coping and I am appealing to the Minister for Health to help me.’

Linda Dalton is one of a growing number of people who find themselves suffering from debilitating symptoms that can’t be explained or treated, long after contracting the virus

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Linda Dalton from Piltown, Co Kilkenny, who is suffering from long Covid. PHOTO: DYLAN VAUGH

Linda Dalton from Piltown, Co Kilkenny, who is suffering from long Covid. PHOTO: DYLAN VAUGH

Linda Dalton from Piltown, Co Kilkenny, who is suffering from long Covid. PHOTO: DYLAN VAUGH

Since the beginning of the pandemic last year, there have been almost 200,000 cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

Sadly, thousands have died and there is also a growing number of people who, despite having been pronounced free of the virus, are still suffering from side effects many months later.


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