The Wider Image: The faces in the fog of 'long COVID'
A combination picture shows long COVID sufferer Shalini Arias, a 23-year-old anthropologist, posing for a photograph taken through blue plastic, and her tattoo photographed through blue plastic, in Madrid, Spain, March 5, 2021. The photographs were taken through blue plastic to visualise the effects of long COVID. As some doctors shrugged off her symptoms, Arias resorted to leaning on her support network. "They don't judge me, and they have helped me learn to live with this the best possible way I can," she said. Arias got a friend to design a tattoo for her to remind herself of the importance of her network of family, friends and colleagues. "It signifies growth and love, the love and support I feel from all the people who are helping me get through these difficult times." REUTERS/Susana Vera SEARCH "SPAIN LONGCOVID" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES