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There has been a tidal shift in the media’s interest in post-viral illness with the arrival of Long COVID. Since the very beginning of the pandemic, #MEAction’s press team has been focused on telling it loud and clear that ME is a central part of the COVID-19 narrative. 

WE ARE: 

  • Corresponding with Media Daily: We are contacting every single journalist writing about Long COVID to educate them about ME. To date, we’ve contacted 2,385 journalists about ME. 
  • Holding Press Conferences: In March 2021, #MEAction hosted a press conference featuring an esteemed panel of ME researchers, clinicians and patients to educate journalists about ME and its overlap with Long COVID. We were thrilled with the turn-out with journalists attending from major outlets including, The New York Times, Fox News, NBC, CNN, Nature, Scientific American and Chicago Tribune.  
  • Shining Spotlight on NIH: We are calling for the NIH to prioritize ME/CFS researchers and build off existing knowledge as part of its $1.15 billion RECOVER initiative to research Long COVID. The NIH must prioritize those with decades of experience in the field to most quickly deliver treatments to both communities. We are sounding the alarm that the NIH is failing to do so. 

Press Highlights: 

The Atlantic and here 
Vox 
Time
NPR
The Washington Post
The Guardian
BBC News
US News & World Report 
Medscape
CNN
Rolling Stone
Infection Control Today 

#MEAction Press Hits 

2022 

Rolling Stone
Infection Control Today 
USA Today
North Jersey
Infection Control Today
Infection Control Today Video with Jaime Seltzer
The New York Times
Well+Good
Times-Herald
USA Today
International Business Times

2021

US: 
NPR
Vox 
US News & World Report 
Medscape
Kaiser Health News
ABC News
San Francisco Chronicle 
Rooted in Rights
Digital Journal

UK: 
The Daily Mail 

Coverage of NICE guidelines that quotes #MEAction: 
BBC News
The Guardian 
iNews
Independent
Mancester World 
National Health Executive
Nursing Times
Pulse Today
TopProfes – Spanish News site 

2020

US: 
Time
The Washington Post
CNN
The Atlantic and here 
Bustle
Next Avenue

UK: 
The Guardian
The Sheffield Telegraph
The Scottish Sunday Express 

Press Coverage of #MillionsMissing protests

#MillionsMissing is a global movement to raise awareness for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. Hundreds of cities across the world have joined in four global protests in the past three years to demand change from their governments. Learn more hereEmail [email protected] to add to this list. 

#MillionsMissing 2019

Australia
Canada
China
Germany
 
Prague
Sweden

Göteborg

Norway
Stavanger
United Kingdom

National

Brighton

Bristol

Cardiff

Glasgow

Morecambe

Norwich

Manchester

Sheffield

Southampton

Leeds

Hull

London

Wales

United States

National 

Michigan

Minnesota

South Carolina

Columbia, SC

Charleston

Wisconsin

#MillionsMissing 2018

Australia
Denmark
France
Germany
Ireland
Netherlands
Mexico
Northern Ireland
Norway:
Sweden
United Kingdom

National:

Coventry:

Birmingham:

Bristol:

Durham:

East Yorkshire:

Gloucester:

Liverpool:

London:

Manchester

Scotland:

Sheffield:

Southhampton:

Sussex:

Wales

Worchester:

Winchcombe

United States

National:

California:

Colorado

Florida:

New York:

Wisconsin:

Utah:


#MillionsMissing, May 12, 2017

Scotland
#MillionsMissing, September / October 2016
United States 

National

Opinion

Boston

Chicago, IL

Lansing, MI

Northhampton, MA

Pittsburgh, PA

  • Pittsburgh City Paper, in-depth story that includes interviews with Ron Davis and Mary Dimmock
  • WPGH-TV (FOX, Pittsburgh PA): News at 10
  • WPXI 11 News: 30 second clip on the 5:30 pm news.
  • NPR: WESA-FM.

New York, NY

Washington, D.C. 

 UNITED KINGDOM

Opinion

Belfast

Bristol

Cardiff

London

  • London Live

Nottingham

Oxford

THE NETHERLANDS
NORWAY
SOUTH AFRICA
AUSTRALIA

Announcement of #millionsmissing proteststarts at 3:15, The City Journal, Oct. 12


#MillionsMissing, May 2016

United States
United Kingdom
Australia
Germany
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