Life on hold

By Melody HansenLex Kleren Switch to German for original article

They were in the middle of life, working, taking care of their family and enjoying their free time – then they contracted Covid-19. At the Long Covid ward at the Rehazenter, those affected fight their way back into life. They are accompanied by various specialists who are determined to help them.

Eugenie gets off the bicycle ergometer in the physio room of the Rehazenter. She is out of breath. As she begins to tell her story, her voice trembles. A year ago, the 47-year-old contracted Covid-19. She suffers from the consequences to this day.

Her daughter had contracted the disease at school in early 2021 and came down with a severe cold. When her husband showed the first symptoms, Eugenie was surprised that she still felt healthy. To be on the safe side, she took a PCR test – the result was positive. A day later, she also developed symptoms, "and they all came together." Yet she had no flu symptoms at all, she said. "I never had a fever or a cough."

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