When Jen Martin tested positive for COVID-19 in early February, she was surprised by just how unwell she felt.

“I didn’t have a fever but I had very serious aches and pains, crazy lethargy, and a hacking cough,” she says.

“I certainly felt worse than I had expected to, having heard all of the stories about it being mild.”

Selfie of a middle-aged woman in white cap and tshirt, stopping mid-run to smile.
For someone who is fully vaccinated and “pretty fit”, Dr Jen Martin was surprised by how much COVID-19 affected her.(Supplied)

Six weeks later, the Melbourne-based academic still feels pretty average, dealing with regular headaches, daily fatigue, and disrupted sleep.


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