Scientist With Son Who Suffers From Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Hopes Research Can Help COVID-19 Patients

Ron Davis


By Austin Williams in Fox 26.


The National Institutes of Health identifies “COVID long haulers” as a “large numbers of patients who have been infected with SARS-CoV-2 continue to experience a constellation of symptoms long past the time that they’ve recovered from the initial stages of COVID-19 illness.”

The chronic fatigue syndrome Ron Davis’ son suffers from is a relatively common — albeit little understood — illness.

Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is an illness that has been found in patients who have recovered from the novel coronavirus and other viral infections like SARS.

Davis is a professor of biochemistry and genetics at Stanford University and the director of the Stanford Genome Technology Center. He’s set up a research group to study ME/CFS ever since his son fell ill with the condition roughly 10 years ago.


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