Rev Dr Isabelle Hamley, Chaplain to the Archbishop of Canterbury

My best wishes to Rev Hamley for a full and speedy recovery.

I suffered from Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome last autumn, although obviously not covid related. My biggest problem was getting doctors to believe there was actually something wrong with me. They insisted I was fine. The best I got was the suggestion that I had a very active imagination, the worst that I was a shirker and a time waster.

With covid, the medical establishment is being forced to confront the reality of PVFS. The sheer number of patients means that they cannot be so easily dismissed.