Athlete Oonagh Cousins on the Lightning Process

By David Tuller, DrPH

Oonagh Cousins, a world-class rower who once dreamed of representing Great Britain in the Olympics, got sick early in the pandemic and has been suffering from Long Covid ever since. Her story was first covered by the BBC in November, 2020. A BBC article last year covered how her condition had “crushed her Olympic dream.” Earlier this year, a BBC investigation of the woo-woo intervention called the Lightning Process also featured Cousins, who had tried it and believed it was “exploiting people,” as she told the reporters. I wanted to hear a bit more about Cousins’ experiences as well as what she’s up to now. We spoke earlier this week.