The Long Covid Handbook

The Long Covid Handbook


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2% of the population are living with Long Covid with reports that there are over 100m worldwide, yet information and treatment remains scarce. This book fills the information gap.

The Long Covid Handbook is the essential guide for anyone suffering with the condition, as well as clinicians seeking to better understand this little understood syndrome.

Bringing together the latest cutting-edge science and patient-led research, The Long Covid Handbook will equip you with expert information and advice on:

- Long Covid symptoms and top tips for recovery
- Which treatments are most effective and why
- Who is most susceptible to the syndrome and why
- What we can learn about Long Covid from other chronic illnesses
- The impact on mental health

© Danny Altmann & Gez Medinger 2022 (P) Penguin Audio 2022

About the authors

Gez Medinger

Gez Medinger is an investigative science journalist and patient advocate for Long Covid. He was a film-maker and marathon runner when he became ill with Covid in the early days of the pandemic. When he didn't recover, Gez put his efforts into researching the novel condition of Long Covid, interviewing some of the world's leading clinicians and turning his YouTube channel into a huge resource for patients, conducting over a dozen patient led studies - which have been quoted in global press including New York Times, New Scientist and Men's Health. In the process he has built a worldwide community and his films currently have over 5 million views.
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Danny Altmann

Dr Danny Altmann is a Professor of Immunology at Imperial College London. His key research interests are the immunology of infectious disease including severe bacterial infections, Zika virus, Chikungunya virus and SARS-CoV-2. He has also worked on autoimmune diseases including multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis. During the Covid-19 pandemic he has acted in several advisory roles, including the House of Commons and House of Lords Science Committees and the Immunology Task Force to the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE). He spent some years working as lead on strategy in Infection, Immunity and Population Health at the Wellcome Trust, and has served more than 20-years as Editor at medical journals including Immunology.
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