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A young life, interrupted: finding hope – and an identity – while suffering from long Covid

One question dominates 24-year-old Ravi Veriah Jacques’s thoughts: who will he be after his illness?

Ravi Veriah Jacques wakes up in his childhood bedroom and wonders if it will be a good day, which he defines as getting about two hours of activity – maybe playing the violin, or writing for a little while. The rest, he’ll spend in bed or doing what he calls “existing”: watching television with his eyes shut, trying not to think.

For over a year and a half, debilitating fatigue and a constellation of other symptoms have confined him to a quarter-mile radius around his father’s London home, circumscribing his former identity as a star Stanford University scholar and an accomplished musician whose life spanned the globe.

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