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Michael Rosen: ‘The incredible NHS saved my life’


The children’s author and poet, 74, talks about surviving coronavirus, enjoying getting older and moping all weekend when Arsenal lose

I’m only alive because my wife and our friend who is a GP had a sense that I was on a downward spiral with coronavirus and got me to A&E. But I’ve got no recall of being critically ill it because I was in an induced coma. I’m only finding out now how the NHS saved my life while I was in intensive care for nearly seven weeks.

The NHS is an incredible feat of the imagination – complete strangers care for you and this means that it is social medicine and social health at its best.

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