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Kate Garraway reveals her husband Derek Draper sleeps for ’20 hours a day’ amid long Covid battle

Kate Garraway reveals her husband Derek Draper sleeps for ’20 hours a day’ as he battles the ‘devastating’ effects of long COVID

Kate has revealed her husband Derek suffers from extreme fatigue and sleeps for ’20 hours a day’ while battling the ‘devastating’ effects of long Covid. 

The presenter, 54, shared an update on her spouse’s health during Thursday’s Good Morning Britain, as he continues his lengthy recovery at home. 

Discussing the impact of long-Covid, Kate described them as ‘devastating,’ before explaining further: ‘Now we’re in a situation where most people are likely at some point to catch Covid, because we can’t present people catching it.’

Scary: Kate has revealed her husband Derek suffers from extreme fatigue and sleeps for ’20 hours a day’ while battling the ‘devastating’ effects of long Covid

Urging viewers of the important of getting vaccinated against the virus, Kate told Ben Shephard and Susanna Reid: ‘It’s the vaccinations that stop it being more damaging.

‘I think people who had had it mildly are starting to argue that it’s the same as flu. Flu can be devastating to people as well. True flu.

‘But, this is very different, because flu doesn’t give you this degree of organ damage.

Struggling: The presenter, 54, shared an update on her spouse's health during Thursday's Good Morning Britain , as he continues his lengthy recovery at home (pictured in 2019)

Struggling: The presenter, 54, shared an update on her spouse’s health during Thursday’s Good Morning Britain , as he continues his lengthy recovery at home (pictured in 2019)

Worrying: 'He has like 10 minute windows. It's not just feeling a bit tired. He goes white, pale and everything shuts down' she told Susanna Reid and Ben Shephard

Worrying: ‘He has like 10 minute windows. It’s not just feeling a bit tired. He goes white, pale and everything shuts down’ she told Susanna Reid and Ben Shephard

‘Even when you look at some of the symptoms that people who have double vaccinated suffer from, it’s fatigue.

‘Now Fatigue, I used to think, was just being exhausted but getting up early in the morning.

‘But, the fatigue that Derek has… I know he’s an extreme case because he has multi organ challenges… But even someone with more milder case… Derek is sleeping 20 out of 24 hours a day.

‘He has like 10 minute windows. It’s not just feeling a bit tired. He goes white, pale and everything shuts down.

‘You don’t want that type of fatigue, even ruling out all of the things people are suffering with, with long-Covid as well.

‘The idea that you can prevent that and just have a bad week in bed, is just life-changing, isn’t it?’

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