Coronavirus is clearly a virus that affects our nervous system – and it appears to have an impact on the brain’s sleep patterns.
Sam Khan, Bradford Royal Infirmary’s clinical director of urgent care, has had it much worse. He got Covid on 24 March 2020, right at the start of the UK lockdown, and was then off work for five months with long Covid. He still feels breathless and tired, and still can’t focus on things properly. He used to be good at analysing information and making rapid decisions, as doctors have to on a busy ward round, but now it’s a challenge.