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Covid-19

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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Cerebral Micro-Structural Changes in COVID-19 3 Aug 2020 Patients – An MRI-based 3-month Follow-up Study

Cerebral Micro-Structural Changes in COVID-19 Patients – An MRI-based 3-month Follow-up Study https://www.thelancet.com/journals/eclinm/article/PIIS2589-5370%2820%2930228-5/fulltext 3 Aug 2020  Increasing evidence supported the possible neuro-invasion potential of SARS-CoV-2. However, no studies were conducted to explore the existence of the micro-structural changes in the central nervous system after infection. We aimed to identify the existence of potential brain micro-structural …

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Multidisciplinary collaborative consensus guidance statement on the assessment and treatment of fatigue in postacute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC) patients

Multidisciplinary collaborative consensus guidance statement on the assessment and treatment of fatigue in postacute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC) patients https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pmrj.12684?fbclid=IwAR32_-l_Q6UWebhVTfAVAjLN6d6Ny5UjVLk7Hygc7nGfmljGnEu4-1pLX_A Large numbers of individuals who have been infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, continue to experience a constellation of symptoms long past the time that they have recovered from the acute stages …

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Webinar on Long Covid -Session I–Long Covid: What Do We Know So Far?

Session I–Long Covid: What Do We Know So Far? Solve MECFS – Dr. Nisreen Alwan and Dr. Natalie Lambert Some people never recovered from Covid-19 and patient-led groups and academics are now studying Long Covid. How do we consolidate and share what we know so we can uncover causes and treatments more rapidly? Collaboration begins …

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