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New Black British support group seeks members with ME and Long Covid

Darren Randon, co-founder of Well Versed Ink, is seeking new members for an online group for UK-based Black and Black-mixed adults living with diagnosed or suspected ME or Long-Covid. Formal diagnosis is not required. The group meets every other Sunday from 1-2pm. It provides a safe space to share experiences and create community, with the

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NPR Features #MEAction in Series about Long COVID

NPR featured #MEAction in an article about long COVID called, “For patients with long COVID, chronic fatigue syndrome may offer a guiding star.”  MEAction’s Director of Scientific and Medical Outreach, Jaime Seltzer, speaks about how long COVID researchers and doctors must learn from the ME/CFS community. “People with chronic complex disease have been living with

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Read about the research happening on ME and long COVID

#MEAction summarized the scientific talks about ME/CFS and Long COVID presented at the International Association of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (IACFS/ME) Conference that took place last August.  We sent this summary of those talks to our database of journalists reporting on Long COVID this past October to underscore the parallels between the conditions,

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A Response to New Yorker Article on Long COVID

A person with ME (who wishes to remain anonymous online) sent this letter to the author of The New Yorker article, “The Struggle to Define Long COVID,” and to the magazine’s editor. #MEAction was also concerned to see The New Yorker publish such a disparaging and flawed article about the Long COVID community, which cherry-picked examples of

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Connecting Black People with ME and/or long Covid in the UK

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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Global media tells the story of the #Millionsmissing

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.

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#MEAction Sends Press Release About #MillionsMissing

#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

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Covid-19 has worsened our ME, report survey respondents

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

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2021 MillionsMissing announcement for the week of May 12th

Get ready for #MillionsMissing

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

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