Piers Morgan suffering ‘shocking fatigue’ 18 days after contracting Covid Delta virus

Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid watch England at Wembley

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Last week, Piers Morgan revealed that he had contracted Covid, believing that he caught the deadly virus at the Euro 2020 final at Wembley. Two weeks after his battle with the Delta variant, the former Good Morning Britain host was still living with long-term effects.

He is still suffering from “waves of fatigue” which he described as “shocking” in a twitter update last yesterday.

The 56-year-old TV star has also lost his sense of taste and smell.

Piers said he has been warned that the effects of long covid could last “quite a while”.

The NHS website states that most people will make a full recovery in 12 weeks, but it can take longer for others.

Piers gave fans an update on his health, in his Mail on Sunday newspaper column.

On July 27, two weeks after contracting COVID-19, he wrote: “I’ve been left with waves of fatigue and a persistent cough that apparently could go on for quite a while.

“But by far the most annoying side effect is my current ongoing inability to taste or smell fine wine,” the wine connoisseur added.

He also took to social media yesterday, with an additional update, while reaching out to others.

“Day 18 since covid symptoms started and still have shocking fatigue & little taste/smell,” Piers wrote online, in view of his 7.9 million Twitter followers.

“Anyone else who got virus after being fully vaccinated having same ‘journey’?”(sic) he went on to ask.

Many took to the comments section of his post to share their own experiences.

“Was double vaxxed with AZ and have spent the past 14 days in hospital on oxygen… no joke this thing!”(sic) one user remarked.

“Yes me! I’m on day 17 still no smell and little taste. Get very tired too after doing very little. Am double jabbed and very shocked at how it has affected me, god knows how ill I’d have been without the vaccine,”(sic) another added.

A third said: “My husband and I both fully vaccinated and very unwell after being diagnosed with COVID the beginning of July.(sic)

“My husband is 51yrs and this is the first time in his working life he’s been off work unwell. We didn’t wake up today until 12:40 and had to drag ourselves out of bed.”

More worryingly a fourth person added: “Friend of mine still suffering fatigue 12 months on, as well as damage to liver and kidneys.”(sic)

Piers replied with a wide-eyed emoji.

After first experiencing Covid symptoms, Piers took a lateral flow test that came back positive.

A PCR test later confirmed the result.

“This is definitely the roughest I’ve felt from any illness in my adult life,” he said after sharing the news of his diagnosis.

He suffered from a cough, “wild chills” and “extreme sneezing fits”.

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