Darren Randon, a poet, qualified teacher, community builder, facilitator, host and co-founder of Well Versed Ink from Thornton Heath, is launching a new group aimed at supporting Black and Black-mixed people with ME and/or long Covid in the UK. The group plans to create a safe space to share experiences and create community with the
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We are thrilled to see the press tell our story of the #MillionsMissing this year, and the #MillionsMore “long haulers” expected to develop ME/CFS following a COVID-19 infection. In Pittsburgh, a mother of four told her story in the Tribune-Review about her 25-year journey of never recovering after contracting EBV, the virus that causes Mono.
#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
Read the first findings from the survey #MEAction UK and #MEAction Scotland are conducting with Action for ME to gather evidence of the impact of Covid-19 on people with ME. Preliminary Report The aim of the survey is to provide data that can be used, along with personal stories, to help our campaign to make
Outreach to BIPOC communities has always been a challenge in ME/CFS. In a disease where diagnosis is so hard to come by, who gets a diagnosis is not a matter of prevalence but a matter of privilege. While community-based studies show just as many Black people get ME as white people, if not more, white
We are gearing up for #MillionsMissing 2021! This year will be a week long event, from May 9 to 15, of action and activities to strengthen our community, and fight for recognition, research and medical education for myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). Check out our website for the #MillionsMissing timeline of events, grab your t-shirt, and plan a local event! We
#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.
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
Last Sunday, the Observer published an article called, “Long Covid: Is This Now Me Forever?” that derides and stigmatizes both the long Covid and ME community as falling prey to a disease-mindset and catastrophic thinking. Just another hysterical women’s disease. #MEAction sent the following letter to the editor at the Observer, asking them to