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  • Featuring: Alicia Swift & Scott Acord
  • Date Submitted: Aug 24, 2022
  • Location: California

Alicia contracted long COVID in January of 2021 and was mostly asymptomatic, but by March she began showing signs of long COVID. The two most debilitating symptoms for her are brain fog and fatigue which she describes as being bone tired. Alicia is young and athletic, but the fatigue can be so bad, that a walk from the couch to the refrigerator may cause her to spend the rest of the day in bed recuperating. Edit credit: Sean Collins

This extended story is published in conjunction with the episode of the Hear Me Now Podcast, titled “Understanding Long COVID."

Other patient stories include: Bedbound, The hardships of having Long COVID, and A wanderer is homebound. 


  • Alicia Swift
  • Scott Acord
  • Long COVID
  • Fatigue
  • Brain fog
  • Athletic