PIERS Morgan has revealed he is still fighting Covid for a long time five months after the virus left him bedridden.
The former Good Morning Britain presenter, 56, received a double blow the moment he contracted the disease and said the outcome could have been much worse had he not been vaccinated.
He shared that he is still getting over the effects of the coronavirus in a Twitter exchange with Sky News Technology correspondent Rowland Manthorpe, 39.
Writing about his own long battle with Covid, Rowland posted: “I don’t like putting personal things on Twitter, but I just logged in after a while and found a bunch of DMs wondering why I disappeared, which isâ¦ a good question If you haven’t seen me recently it’s because I have a nasty case of Long Covid. Eight months and more :(. “
Piers replied, “DM meâ¦ I’ve had the same thing for five months but the new drugs seem to fix it.”
Over the summer, a month after falling ill, Piers told fans: “Another treat – apart from the tiresome fatigue and inability to taste the wine, all the coughs caused” posterior vitreous detachment. “in my left eye.
“I now see strange ghostly cobwebs swimming around. It really is the virus that keeps breaking down.”
Posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) is a condition in which your vitreous detaches from the retina at the back of the eye.
PVD can cause people with it to see floaters, small dark spots or shapes, and flashing lights.
Piers is convinced he was infected during the chaos at Wembley amid England’s heart-wrenching defeat to Italy in the Euro 2020 final on July 11.
At first he suffered from a raging fever, chills and violent coughing fits.
He previously wrote in the Mail on Sunday that on July 16, he suffered a “horrible night of high fever, cold sweats, fierce coughing and sneezing and strange pains all over his body, none of which was helped by the very hot weather that transformed my room into a Saharan furnace â.
A few days later, he said he was “struck by a sudden and brutal explosion of debilitating fatigue which left me in bed all day and I felt like I had been crushed”.
On July 21 it was “always flat in bed”.
He wrote: “It has been a week now and although the fever is long gone, the fatigue continues to overwhelm me like a soporific tidal wave. I haven’t even read a newspaper since I got there. developed symptoms, which for a news junkie like me is unprecedented. “
Piers said the vaccine saved his life, and his thoughts were with the husband of former GMB colleague Kate Garraway, Derek Draper – whose body was ravaged by the coronavirus last year.
He wrote: “Derek is three years younger than me and remains in a virtual coma 15 months after being rushed to hospital at the height of the first wave of the pandemic with a headache and problems respiratory.
“Of course the big and very happy difference for me is that vaccines have since been developed and I am doubly affected by the one from Oxford / AstraZeneca.”