#MEAction and Long COVID Justice issued a press statement yesterday about our communities’ deep concerns regarding the rollout of RECOVER’s clinical trials for Long COVID. As studies show half of the Long COVID community meets the diagnostic criteria for ME/CFS – and our core symptoms overlap – RECOVER’s research has major implications for our community.
Announcing #MEAction and Body Politic’s new collaboration: we are excited to announce that #MEAction will now host Body Politic’s advocacy work as a project of #MEAction. Many of you know that Body Politic’s support group has officially closed. This was a devastating loss to the community – we know so much of the Long COVID
Washington, DC – The ME/CFS and Long COVID communities will demonstrate today with the installation of 300 cots on the National Mall to represent the millions of people missing from their lives due to post-infectious disease. We are the #MillionsMissing.
The press hits are rolling in! The media showed up in a big way yesterday to cover our #MillionsMissing protest in front of the White House. One day after President Biden declared the “pandemic is over,” our community was at the gates of the White House to send Biden a message that a pandemic of chronic
Protesters disabled by Long COVID and myalgic encephalomyelitis / chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) lay down on the White House sidewalk today risking arrest to tell President Biden that the pandemic is not over, and that millions are being disabled from post-viral disease, including Long COVID and ME/CFS.
The LONG COVID and ME/CFS community are planning a protest in front of the White House this Monday, Sept. 19th at 12 p.m. ET to demand that the Biden administration declare Long COVID and ME/CFS a national emergency. #MEAction is organizing a protest of people sick and disabled from Long COVID and myalgic encephalomyelitis /
Welcome to the jungle, the press jungle! It’s hot and noisy here, with news fresh off the press. Trying to get the attention of the media is not as impossible as legend had it! This is Adriane, and as your Press Scribe, I’m here to write our way through this next adventure and make sure
Thousands living with chronic illness ME are listened to after years of fighting to be heard – Press Release
Press Release After 14 years of recommending graded exercise therapy to people with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has removed this harmful treatment from its new guideline on ME/CFS, released today. Sian Leary, spokesperson for #MEAction UK, highlights the importance of the new guideline: “This is a huge
Do you ever wonder where your money goes when donating to your favorite charity? We certainly do! Why? Because we want to make sure that every gift we receive generates the greatest impact in our collective fight for research, medical education, and public recognition of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome. This is why we wanted to
There is widespread anger in the ME community today as NICE announced that it will not be publishing their finalised guideline on ME/CFS after pressure from sections of the medical establishment. At #MEAction UK, we are furious that NICE have capitulated to vested interests of those who support graded exercise therapy instead of defending their
#MEAction sent out a press release last week to alert media to the #MillionsMore developing ME following COVID-19. We invited 651 journalists in the U.S and 552 journalists in the U.K. to join our #MillionsMissing event this Wednesday, May 12th. Before COVID-19 long haulers there were the #MillionsMissing… Read the US Press Release Read the
We were thrilled at the outcome of the #MEAction press briefing last week where we invited a panel of experts to discuss the intersection between long COVID and myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) to the media. The panelists made it crystal clear that a subset of long haulers are meeting the criteria for ME, and that it
When: Thursday, March 25, 12 p.m. PT / 3 p.m. ET Contact: Adriane Tillman, #MEAction, [email protected] MEDIA Advisory: A Panel of Experts to Explain How Long COVID Intersects with ME/CFS On March 25, #MEAction will host a telepresser featuring a panel of experts who are uniquely positioned to speak to how long COVID is
Harmful graded exercise therapy for people with ME has been dropped in a new draft ME/CFS guideline from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
#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 sent out a press release last week to 300 major publications in the US introducing them to the long haulers who are experiencing symptoms of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), specifically post-exertional malaise. We alerted the press to the terrifying possibility that 1 million more Americans could develop ME following COVID-19 at the current rate of
Researchers Say COVID-19 Will Lead to Surge in Chronic Illness, ME Sufferers Speak Out. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Contact: Adriane Tillman [email protected] Some post-COVID patients are not recovering as expected, and researchers are predicting the pandemic will lead to a surge in long-term chronic illness, including an uptick in cases of myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME – also known as
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact InfoLaurie [email protected] A new viral video claiming to be an excerpt from a forthcoming documentary, Plandemic, is the latest in a growing number of Covid-19 disinformation efforts. In it and other videos, discredited virus researcher, Dr. Judy Mikovits, claims among other things that Covid-19 is a manmade virus that cannot be
ME/CFS Protesters Interrupt House Appropriations Hearing FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Contact: Adriane Tillman [email protected] Today, #MEAction protesters wearing red #millionsmissing t-shirts interrupted NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins’s opening statement to the House Appropriations LHHS Subcommittee hearing to demand the NIH take urgent, comprehensive action to stem the crisis of ME/CFS that has been growing unchecked for more than three decades.
UK PARLIAMENT WILL DEBATE ME IN HISTORIC HOUSE OF COMMONS DEBATE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Parliament has announced that it will debate the treatment and funding of patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), a debilitating and serious, multi-systemic disease. The ME debate will take place in the Main Chamber on Thursday afternoon, 24th January. This debate follows
ACTIVISTS PROTEST SPEAKER AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY CONFERENCE Human Rights Abuser Per Fink is Not Welcome in New York Follow the story at: @meactnet and #ScienceNotStigma FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 18, 2018- New York, NY Activists with NY #MEAction will converge on Columbia University Saturday, October 20that 8:00 a.m. to protest Danish Physician Per Fink’s appearance at the 4thColumbia
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 21/09/17 CONTACT: [email protected] #MEAction Rejects the Findings of the SMILE Trial of The Lightning Process for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Trial Uses Flawed Methodology That Can Lead To False Positives Following the release of the results of the SMILE trial, Ben HsuBorger of ME Action said: “The SMILE trial of the Lightning Process, a
Press Release Details of the Event Millions Missing Edinburgh protest is being held from 1200-1400 on Friday 12th May outside the Scottish Parliament to raise awareness of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME – sometimes called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) and the devastating impact it has on tens of thousands of people in Scotland. Protests are being held in
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, November 2, 2016 CONTACT: L.A. Cooper |[email protected] and [email protected] #MEAction Denounces Use of CBT in Treatment for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patients with ME/CFS Urge NHS to Adopt Scientifically-Sound Approaches to Treatment Study Finds No Difference in Treatment for ME/CFS Patients At Long-Term Follow-Up According to reports in The Guardian and