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Covid-19

New tool from Open Medicine Foundation to help educate your personal communities

https://www.omf.ngo/social-shareables/?sm_guid=NDU0OTAyfDMyNzUxNDE1fC0xfG1lY2Zzc2Fmb3VuZGF0aW9uQGdtYWlsLmNvbXw0NDcyMjkzfHwwfDB8OTE1MDg4MTF8OTc4fDB8MHx8NDQxNjg40 As per Open Medicine Foundation website: “Use our new Social Shareables page to download educational graphics about ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia, Long COVID, and Chronic Lyme Disease and share them on social media. The steps are easy: click on each image to download and post directly to Instagram, Twitter, and/or Facebook! You can also follow OMF …

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Comparing ME/CFS with Long Covid October 2021

https://meassociation.org.uk/2021/10/iacfs-me-conference-dr-leonard-jason-on-covid-19-symptoms-over-time-comparing-long-haulers-to-me-cfs/ The 2nd Virtual Scientific Conference for the International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ Myalgia Encephalomyelitis was held on the 19th – 21st August 2021 (streamed on zoom). The conference promoted unpublished data and included both clinicians and biomedical researchers.  The talks were grouped into different sections, including the longer 45 minute talks in the Professional Workshops and shorter talks covering topics of infectious diseases, immunology and …

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Redox imbalance links COVID-19 and myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome – August 2021

ABSTRACT LINK TO ARTICLE Although most patients recover from acute COVID-19, some experience postacute sequelae of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection (PASC). One subgroup of PASC is a syndrome called “long COVID-19,” reminiscent of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). ME/CFS is a debilitating condition, often triggered by viral and bacterial infections, leading to …

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The most alarming problem about Long Covid – Sept 2021

https://unchartedterritories.tomaspueyo.com/p/long-covid-chronic-fatigue-syndrome?s=09&fbclid=IwAR0CrBP9raL_vwYgMmb864WGoJ2vAXz4ymDWb9h3iUKXwPI8Dwv3qvr_QwA The main problem with Long COVID is its complexity: dozens of symptoms, different causes, different treatments, vaccine protection, Delta variant, age impact, gender impact, evolution over time… This complexity is crippling. We think “Hmmm Long COVID is bad but how bad? I don’t know… Maybe we should avoid it? But how careful should we …

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https://meassociation.org.uk/2021/09/dr-phil-hammond-on-long-covid-lessons-learnt-from-me/

https://meassociation.org.uk/2021/09/dr-phil-hammond-on-long-covid-lessons-learnt-from-me/ The latest issue of Private Eye has an article from Dr Phil Hammond on how the experience of treating people with ME/CFS can inform how to best approach those with Long COVID. There are quotes from Dr Muirhead & Dr Marsh. Extracts are shown below. ExtractsInitially, (NICE Long COVID definition) listed a short number …

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I was infected with Covid-19…six months I am still unwell

I was infected with Covid-19…6 months on I am still unwell – 13 Sept 2020 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/13/i-was-infected-with-coronavirus-in-march-six-months-on-im-still-unwell It’s day 182 after being infected by Covid-19, and Charlie Russell is not doing the things that other 27-year-olds are doing. He’s not running 5km three times a week like he used to. He’s not going to the pub. …

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OMF funded study on Covid-19 – 13 June 2020

OMF Funded study on Covid-19 Add Your Heading Text Here https://www.omf.ngo/in-the-news-omf-funded-study-on-covid-19/ The world is now intensely focused on COVID-19 & the consequential risk of ME / CFS. OMF remains committed to using this pandemic as a window of opportunity to gain better understanding of ME / CFS so we may find treatments & a cure for millions suffering from …

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Coronovirus and ME/CFS 1 June 2020

Coronavirus and ME – Simplified facts (Emerge Australia https://www.emerge.org.au/blog/coronavirus-and-me-simplified-facts Many people with ME/CFS and other vulnerable communities in Australia continue to be concerned about the short and long-term impacts of COVID-19. Emerge Australia recognises that people with ME/CFS and other chronic illnesses are at higher risk of infection and have a valid reason for caution …

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