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Society Is Continuing to Gaslight People With Long COVID and Other Post-Viral Illnesses

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Two years. For nearly two years, it feels like I’ve been gaslit. I remember in the beginning how much we were told that COVID-19 wouldn’t be that serious, it wouldn’t last that long, it would be akin to the common cold and less severe than the flu.

I was already vulnerable being on immunosuppressants and with conditions that compromised my immune system, and it was so disorienting watching as news sources went back and forth on whether we should be concerned or not and what precautions we should take.

By the time it had set in how bad things were going to be, our country’s leaders and major new sources had already been downplaying things for months, creating a culture of carelessness around what would be a global pandemic.

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