COVID-19

Disabled People And Carer’s Experiences Of Accessing The Coronavirus Vaccine

From Disability Horizons. The coronavirus vaccine programme has been in action across the UK since December 2020 and more than 10 million people have received their first dose so far. With the first four priority groups being given the vaccine, we ask disabled people, those with health conditions and carer’s thoughts and experiences of accessing […]

To Vaccinate Or Not – With ME/CFS

  By: Nancy Klimas, MD, Director, INIM   Veterans with concerns related to Gulf War illness have a lot in common with ME/CFS patients, so my advice to them is the same. See the article below.   I have been asked this question dozens of times over the past week. This is my opinion – […]

I Have A Chronic Illness. I Know What The COVID-19 Long-Haulers Are Going Through

Nadine Sander-Green in The Globe and Mail. By the time I reached my early thirties, I had climbed one of the world’s highest volcanoes in Ecuador, won an arm-wrestling contest in Dawson City and trekked through the Himalayas for a month straight. All I had to do was ask my body to do something, and […]

How The Modern World Was Shaped By Epidemics 500 Years Ago

    By Matthew Ward in The Conversation.   The coronavirus pandemic has been compared with many previous contagions, including the great plague and the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic. However, there has been little consideration of probably the most significant historical episode of disease. The modern world as we know it would not have existed without the epidemics that […]

Yet Another Global Health Crisis Awaits the World After The Coronavirus Pandemic

  From Yahoo! News.   There is no end to the coronavirus pandemic in sight yet and the world is already staring at another health crisis: the Covid-19 aftermath. They call it the “post-Covid syndrome”. Post-Covid-19 analysis by top American scientific bodies the National Center for Biotechnology Information and the Centers for Disease Control and […]

Covid-19 Could Lead To ‘Explosion’ In Tapanui Flu Cases

  From Star News.   In a cruel twist, many Covid-19 survivors could be affected by a once-obscure chronic fatigue condition, initially termed the Tapanui flu, and whose existence was once ridiculed and denied.Emeritus Prof Warren Tate (73), of the University of Otago biochemistry department, officially retired recently but is continuing his molecular-level research into […]

Trial By Error: NICE On Exercise And Post-Covid Syndrome

  By David Tuller, DrPH. As post-covid syndrome has emerged as a major public health concern, so has the likelihood that members of the biopsychosocial ideological brigades will roll out their typical interventions for the “long-haulers”–patients suffering from profound exhaustion and other symptoms for many weeks and months after getting infected with the coronavirus. The […]

Post Viral Fatigue In Covid-19

  From Frontline. As we enter the next phase of pandemic response, physiotherapy services are looking to support people recovering from Covid-19. One of the most prevalent problems is fatigue. Fatigue following a viral infection is common, but for some people the symptoms may persist for months and impact on their quality of life. We […]

Will COVID-19 Leave An Explosion Of ME/CFS Cases In Its Wake ?

  By Cort Johnson in Simmaron Health.   The first SARS epidemic in 2003 featuring SARS-CoV now seems like a poor dress rehearsal for today’s SARS CoV-2 outbreak. With just 8,000 cases in total and 774 deaths, (compared to almost 1,000,000 cases and 4,000 plus deaths and rising rapidly) it seems hardly worth including in the same […]

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