The second season of Gasping for Breath is about the people who live with Long Covid.
About 22 months after the pandemic began, in October 2021, the World Health Organisation defined what they called Post Covid condition or what people living with the condition call Long Covid.
A recent study by the Institute of Health Metrics and evaluation which is still in the preprint stage has estimated that there are 144.7 million people suffering from Long Covid globally in 2020 and 2021. The same study estimated that about four crore people suffer from long covid in India. These people have symptoms of fatigue, respiratory symptoms and cognitive problems such as brain fog. Suno India’s founder, Padma Priya DVL is a long covid advocate and the founder of India’s Long Covid Support group
In this episode, Suno India’s Menaka Rao spoke to four survivors, Chinmay Pednekar, Sourya Dash, Girish Pasupathy and Alaknanda Daspute. The four survivors talk about how their initial experience of feeling completely alien in their own bodies.