15 Oct 2020

Scientists probe possible DNA link to ‘Long Covid’

“A rollercoaster of symptoms that move around the body” – that’s how the National Institute for Health Research has described long-lasting effects of coronavirus in a report today.

So-called ‘Long Covid’, describing symptoms lasting three weeks or more, can range from organ damage to post viral fatigue.

It’s affecting hundreds of thousands of people, many of whom weren’t seriously ill when they first caught the virus.

A new study is looking at sufferer’s DNA, seeking a link between genes and Long Covid.