Doctor shares dying COVID-19 patient's harrowing account

Dr Simon Tavabie, a UK palliative care doctor, says the woman likened her breathlessness to 'being unable to surface while swimming'

A UK doctor has shared a terrifying account by a dying patient of what it’s like to be left breathless from COVID-19.

Dr Simon Tavabie
Dr Simon Tavabie.

Dr Simon Tavabie, a palliative care registrar from The Royal London Hospital, recalled how the female patient described, between gasps for air, what it felt like to be “so terrified and so breathless”.

“She said that it was like when you are swimming