Recovered from COVID-19? What happens next?

We know some people may have breathing difficulties after recovering from COVID-19. We don’t yet know if this is from the virus, or from receiving treatment for the virus.

Asthma UK and the British Lung Foundation Partnership are working to understand more about this, which is why we've joined forces to set up a brand-new resource; the Post-COVID HUB. We hope that together with doctors, researchers, and people like you we can get a clearer picture.

In an interview with the Daily Telegraph published earlier this month, Kay Boycott, chief executive of Asthma UK and the British Lung Foundation Partnership, said: 

"You may have been discharged following COVID, but you may still have symptoms. You may still have some breathlessness, and feel quite alone and quite scared." 

The Hub is there to support people having breathing difficulties after COVID-19, as well as their family members and carers. It's not only an online source of the latest information, there’s also dedicated individual support available over the telephone or WhatsApp.  

One person who has had COVID-19 and who got in touch said:

"When I found out about the Post-COVID Hub, I can't tell you how huge it was. It was like someone was finally acknowledging what is happening" 

It will also act as a resource for researchers studying the long-term effects of COVID-19, bringing together emerging evidence, research efforts and funding opportunities related to post-COVID respiratory complications. 



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