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How Long-Haul COVID Is Shining a Light on Invisible Illness

Novelist Lisa Grunwald, who lives with multiple sclerosis (MS), wrote a touching article for “The Atlantic” about how when the country opens up, her friends will get back to traveling hither and yon while she and others who live with a variety of chronic illnesses will still be confined to their homes.  To quote the Talking Heads, it will be “the same as it ever was.”

Her article begins when her good friend said to her, “This is what we should do. After it’s safe to travel, we should just treat ourselves and go for a river cruise in France.”

Grunwald poignantly gives voice to what many chronic illness patients experienced during the pandemic:

People with chronic illnesses certainly do not want others to be forced to spend the rest of their

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