#MEAction UK’s press team was instrumental in getting an excellent article published in the Daily Mail at the beginning of January. The article criticises the blanket advice of GPs to recommend exercise for long COVID patients without taking into consideration those with symptoms of ME, particularly post-exertional malaise.
Moving short film “This is ME” shares more in nine minutes than most people with ME can begin to share in words alone.
#MEAction UK is highlighting the links between “Long Covid” and ME in the press. In particular, we want people at risk to know about the danger of exercise if they have post-exertional malaise.
#MEAction UK has written to the online publication Psychology Today asking for the retraction of a stigmatising blog post.
What a Summer for Advocacy and Education! We know the summer isn’t over yet, but A LOT has been happening with ME advocacy and education in the United States and the United Kingdom, and we want to make sure you are up to date, in the loop, and ready for next steps! National Institutes of Health (NIH)
#MEAction UK has written a letter of complaint to Good Morning Britain in response to recent statements from Dr Hilary Jones on the programme, regarding the rehabilitation of long COVID patients. In his interview with Kate Garraway yesterday, Dr Jones recommended graded exercise as a strategy for those recovering from COVID-19. There is now a
The Washington Post published an editorial last Saturday about how researchers are warning that COVID-19 may lead to long-term, debilitating illnesses, like myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), in some patients. The editorial was written by former Washington Post reporter, Brian Vastag, and #MEAction co-founder, Beth Mazur, both of whom have ME. Many people infected with COVID-19 are
The holidays are a stressful time. Between gift-giving (and buying), travel, cooking, decorating, and guests in the home – not to mention winter colds, increased heating bills, and challenges in local travel like snow and icy roads – it’s no wonder that many people emerge from the hazy shade of winter completely exhausted. That goes
Listen to the article: Part 1: Part 2: In the past two weeks, The Guardian/The Observer and Psychology Today US have published articles portraying the myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) community as an angry, misguided mob using social media to denigrate scientific research. Both articles focus on the criticism that Dr. Michael Sharpe, one of the
The end of September was a whirlwind! Between the CDC’s website work, the CDC’s awarding of a sole contract, the planning sessions for the NIH meeting, and the Stanford symposium, there wasn’t much time to devote to breaking down the science. If you’d like to see a quick run-down of what’s been going on lately