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23 September, 2022

Long COVID, ME/CFS Patients Protest In Front Of White House

Protesters expressed frustration that President Biden declared the pandemic over on "60 Minutes".

22 September, 2022

The Problem Of Long COVID Pain

People that live with long COVID, also known as PASC (Post-Acute Sequealae of SARS CoV-2 infection) are hurting. Joints, muscles and knees are aching, throbbing, burning, stinging or spasming. But what is causing such distress? It is especially puzzling that people who were never hospitalized with COVID are now struggling to feel better months or even a year or more after the acute illness.

22 September, 2022

New Evidence Affirms Link Between Long COVID And Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

A new study published in Nature Communications has added to the growing body of evidence reporting similarities between long COVID and chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). The research found around half of the long COVID patients studied fit the diagnostic criteria for ME/CFS.

22 September, 2022

Research Indicates Better Sleep Efficiency Benefits Fibromyalgia Sufferers

New research has found that improved sleep efficiency in patients who suffer from fibromyalgia and insomnia may improve their pain-related disorder. Fibromyalgia is a condition characterized by extensive musculoskeletal pain and tenderness, which is often accompanied by fatigue, mood and memory as well as sleep issues.

21 September, 2022

New evidence affirms link between long COVID and chronic fatigue syndrome

A new study published in Nature Communications has added to the growing body of evidence reporting similarities between long COVID and chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). The research found around half of the long COVID patients studied fit the diagnostic criteria for ME/CFS.

21 September, 2022

Now We Know How Many People COVID Is Keeping Out Of The Workforce—And How Much It’s Costing Employers. Long COVID Is Only The Tip Of The Iceberg

COVID-19 cut the U.S. labor force by an estimated half million workers in the first two and a half years of the pandemic—with a toll of about $62 billion in lost productivity each year, according to a recently released report.

21 September, 2022

Why We Must Make This Chronic Condition A Disability

As sufferers and supporters of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome present a petition to New Zealand Parliament asking to reclassify the condition from a chronic illness to a disability, Warren Tate explains why this needs to happen now - especially given the effects of Long Covid.

20 September, 2022

Task Force Members: The Key To Demystifying Long COVID-19 Could Come From Studying Another Chronic Condition

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, 1.5 million people in the U.S. were estimated to have myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, or ME/CFS, with an annual economic impact of $36 billion to $51 billion. Due to COVID-19, the total ME/CFS prevalence could rise to between 5 million and 9 million people. This would cause the annual U.S. economic impact to rise to $149 billion to $362 billion in medical expenses and lost income. Certainly, we need to study ME/CFS to find ways of reducing this medical and economic harm. Yet, few funds have been devoted to ME/CFS. In contrast, more than $1 billion dollars has been allocated to the study of COVID-19 in the U.S. Reluctance to fund ME/CFS research might be due to there being multiple potential causes of the syndrome and that it is more scientifically justified to focus research on an illness such as COVID-19 that has clear viral cause.

20 September, 2022

Long COVIDs Are Sometimes Chronic Fatigue Syndromes (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis)

A German study, published in August 2022 in Nature Communications shows that indeed, even after mild COVID-19, some people develop symptoms that meet the diagnostic criteria for ME/CFS.

20 September, 2022

Workers, Employers Struggle As Long COVID Sidelines Thousands Of Wisconsinites

Federal government assistance for paid time off due to COVID-19 has ended, but some employers accommodate ailing workers amid a lingering labor shortage.

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