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Tony Lloyd MP: 'There’s this recognition you only have a certain time left, so use it wisely'

The Labour MP for Rochdale spent 10 days on a ventilator in April. Still not fully recovered, he talks about what he’s learned from surviving Covid-19 * Coronavirus – latest updates * See all our coronavirus coverage Nine months ago Tony Lloyd, the Labour MP for Rochdale, was in a coma in hospital, his lungs so ravaged by Covid-19 that he had been put on life support. For 10 days, a ventilator breathed for him as doctors from Manchester Royal Infirmary struggled to save him from a disease they were only just learning how to treat. After 25 days in hospital, Lloyd was discharged, 12kg (nearly 2 stone) lighter and too weak to walk 50 metres to a waiting car without the arm of a nurse. Continue reading...

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