Long-Covid and ME

All Aboard The Long COVID Gravy Train

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  By Brian Hughes in The Science Bit.   Swiss Re Group, “one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance and insurance,” recently hosted a virtual Expert Forum on “secondary” impacts of COVID. As would be expected, the insurance industry is especially interested in the financial implications of this new disease. The programme covered many of the biophysical […]

How COVID Long-Haulers Might Renew The Focus On Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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By Jad Sleiman in WHYY. Psychologist Leonard Jason knew the COVID long-haulers were coming long before anyone even had a name for them. “When we began hearing about individuals getting sick with this particular virus, we just assumed that there would be a certain percentage of individuals who did not recover,” he said. “And they ended up calling them […]

How COVID Long-Haulers Might Renew The Focus On Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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  By Jad Sleiman in WHYY. said it was no surprise that some subset of those infected with the new coronavirus just stayed sick because that kind of thing has always happened. “So if you look at all the different viruses that have occurred … from the Spanish flu (of) 1918 to Ebola, …  to SIRS, […]

Long Covid Isn’t As Unique As We Thought – (Mentions ME)

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By Julia Belluz in Vox.   Dr. Craig Spencer, an emergency room doctor in New York City, was no stranger to dangerous viruses when a brush with one landed him in Bellevue Hospital for 19 days. But it was only after he was discharged, and declared virus-free, that the really bizarre symptoms set in. Back at home, he noticed he […]

Long-Covid Has A Baffling Sister: ME/CFS

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  By Llewellyn King in Inside Sources.   Long COVID is the condition wherein people continue to experience symptoms for longer than usual after initially contracting COVID-19. Those symptoms are similar to the ones of another long-haul disease, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, often called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. For a decade, in broadcasts and newspaper columns, I have been detailing the […]

Long COVID – We’ve Been Here Before

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  by Jennifer Trueland in BMA. Long COVID is a new condition, but those who have endured years of ME/CFS can share their common experience – and a long history of being misunderstood. When it was becoming clear that COVID-19 was a serious issue early last year, Nina Muirhead (pictured) had a strong suspicion about […]

Trial By Error: Game-Changing Articles In The Guardian And The New York Times

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  By David Tuller, DrPH The relationship between what is being called long-Covid and ME/CFS (and its variants) is complex. The conditions overlap in ways that are poorly understood, and the mechanisms through which they produce such significant disabilities remain elusive. As the coronavirus pandemic enters its second year, many tens or hundreds of thousands […]

Large Long COVID Study And Major Media Articles Underscore Link To ME/CFS – Plus Countdown For The NIH

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    By Cort Johnson in Health Rising.   “The findings show that—even in those people who don’t require hospitalization for severe COVID-19—the condition’s prolonged symptoms are having a major impact on lives and livelihoods, both here and around the world. While the number of people affected isn’t yet known, if even a small proportion […]

M.E. Referenced In House Of Commons Long Covid Debate

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  From Action For M.E. January 15, 2021 A Long Covid debate was held yesterday in the House of Commons during which MPs highlighted M.E. and called for lessons to be learned from the illness when treating Long Covid patients. We’ve summarised some key points from the debate below: Layla Moran MP highlighted that there are an […]

Doctors With Long COVID

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  From BMA. Doctors who contracted COVID, and thought the symptoms would be over in weeks, tell Jennifer Trueland about their continuing pain, exhaustion and – sometimes – struggle to be believed. Richard Campbell had a demanding job as a consultant rheumatologist in a busy London trust at the start of the year. In his […]

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