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#MEAction urges Congress to hold NIH accountable

#MEAction has sent a letter to the Congressional House Subcommittee on Health (Energy & Commerce Committee), following their recent congressional hearing on Long COVID.  Our letter urges Congress to hold the National Institutes of Health (NIH) accountable for expediting treatments to people with ME/CFS and Long COVID. To make this happen, we urge Congress to

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NIH & CDC leadership are failing people with ME/CFS

#MEAction has written an open letter to NIH institute director, Dr. Walter Koroshetz, and CDC division director Dr. Inger Damon to express our lack of confidence in their interagency approach to ME/CFS. Drs. Koroshetz and Damon co-lead the Interagency ME/CFS Working Group, which met last month, and oversee the ME/CFS program activities within their respective

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NIH Hosts Workshop on Long COVID – Read the Summary

On December 3-4, 2020, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) / National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) hosted a virtual Workshop on Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID-19. We know acute COVID-19 has an extraordinary number of multisystem manifestations: pulmonary, cardiovascular, neurologic, psychiatric, musculoskeletal, endocrine, renal, hepatic, gastrointestinal, and dermatologic. The workshop’s goal was to

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21 Chronic Disease Stakeholders Send Letter to Congress

#MEAction joins Solve M.E. & 18 other orgs to author letter to congress

#MEAction is proud to join Solve ME/CFS Initiative (Solve M.E) and 18 other chronic disease stakeholders to sign a strong letter to Congress asking them to urgently prioritize long COVID and post-viral disease funding in future Congressional COVID-19 relief packages or appropriations agreements. The goal of the letter is have Congress fund millions of dollars

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#MEAction sends letter to NIH ahead of ME/CFS meeting

Last week the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced it will hold its next ME/CFS Telebriefing on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 11am Eastern Time.  #MEAction staff and volunteers worked quickly to draft a letter with detailed questions for NIH in advance of this meeting. You can read the full letter here. We will keep

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REPORT PART 1: NIH IS NOT ADVANCING ME/CFS RESEARCH

The NIH is doing little to expedite a coordinated, outcomes-focused plan for ME/CFS research, an enormous missed opportunity in the era of COVID-19. Editor’s note: This is part of a report series on what the NIH is (and isn’t) doing for ME/CFS and long COVID research. For our Report Summary see here. For Report Part 2: NIH

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REPORT SUMMARY: WHAT NIH IS (AND ISN’T) DOING FOR ME/CFS & LONG COVID RESEARCH

As more and more COVID-19 survivors report disabling, multi-system symptoms lasting months on end, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is finally beginning to openly acknowledge the serious health risks ME/CFS (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) poses to the public. In the past couple of weeks, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and

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