Richard Quest got covid two months ago, but he’s still discovering new areas of damage

richard-questIt was two months ago when CNN anchor Richard Quest, 58, announced he had tested positive for coronavirus. But now, he says he is still suffering from a cough, and is now clumsy and forgetful.

But today, the CNN International host of Quest Means Business wrote for CNN.com, “The cough has come back, without warning and seemingly for no reason; so has the fatigue. Like many others, I am now coming to realize that I am living and suffering from the long tail of Covid-19.”

“My symptoms were on the milder side: I never had breathing difficulties, or loss of sense or smell. I was wiped-out tired and I always had “the cough,” which has now returned,” Quest wrote.

“I have tested negative for the virus and positive for the antibodies, and my doctor says it won’t return. But there are days when I feel that it has. I am also discovering new areas of damage: I have now become incredibly clumsy. I was never the most lissome person, no one ever called me graceful, but my clumsiness is off the chart. If I reach for a glass, or take something out of a cupboard, I will knock it, or drop it on the floor. I have tripped over the curb and gone flying.”

“At times there’s a sense of mild confusion,” he added.

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