Inside a long Covid clinic: ’I look normal, but my body is breaking down’

The Guardian has had unique access to University College London hospital's long Covid clinic where patients are treated for a multitude of different chronic symptoms ranging from ongoing fatigue to issues with taste and smell. Some patients have been suffering for months, and the toll on their mental and physical health has been significant. It’s been a year since the first UK lockdown and the NHS has warned it may have to treat a million patients for a condition we now know as long Covid.