Two year on, Jools Oliver still suffers ‘deeply scary’ long COVID


Jamie and Jools Oliver over summer @Jamieoliver Instagram
Jamie and Jools Oliver over summer @Jamieoliver Instagram
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver said his wife, Jools, had been "really affected" by the COVID virus. 

He said: “She’s had bad COVID and long COVID so she’s been really affected by it, sadly.

“She’s okay but still not what she wants to be. It’s been two years, she finds it deeply scary.”

Long COVID, or post-COVID condition, features symptoms that can include trouble breathing, chest pain, brain “fog,” fatigue, loss of smell or taste, nausea, anxiety and depression, among others.

It appears to affect about one in 10 people who have recovered from a COVID-19 infection.

The couple have visited many specialists, however there is still limited medical research into long COVID. 

“We’re all over Harley Street like a rash but no one really knows anything. The data on long COVID is still piling in. She’s been an absolute superstar,” he said.

Jools and Jamie share five children, with 20-year-old daughter, Poppy, who left for university during lockdown, Daisy, 19, Petal 13, Buddy 11 and six-year-old River.

Jools had previously revealed that she suffered a miscarriage during lockdown – her third miscarriage since she welcomed son River in 2016.

Long COVID: For the 1 in 10 patients who become long-haulers, COVID-19 has lasting effects



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