ME/CFS Research During The Time Of The Coronavirus: Shutdowns And Opportunities


By Cort Johnson in Health Rising.


As we enter a second month of a more or less complete shutdown of the economy, a burning question arose – what the heck was going on with our precious chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) research?  Was it stuck in neutral or proceeding? Had our researchers, like so many others, gotten pulled into COVID-19 research? Or were they using the time for something else – like maybe writing grants?

It turned out that all of the above was happening. While some work had stopped, other work was showing up. Those busy with coronavirus work expected their COVID-19 work would bear fruit for their ME/CFS work. Several researchers were eager to get started on assessing post-COVID-19 patients, and quite a few were working on that crucial need for the ME/CFS field – grant applications.


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