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Washington Post: Could long covid unlock clues to chronic fatigue and other poorly understood conditions?

Discussion in 'Long Covid news' started by Dx Revision Watch, Nov 7, 2021.

  1. Dx Revision Watch

    Dx Revision Watch Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Could long covid unlock clues to chronic fatigue and other poorly understood conditions?

    By Frances Stead Sellers
    Today at 7:00 a.m. EST


    https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/11/07/long-covid-fatigue-research/

    (...)

    In February, NIH Director Francis S. Collins said the $1.15 billion investment in research would go beyond long covid to “improve our understanding of other chronic post-viral syndromes and autoimmune diseases, as well as other diseases with similar symptoms.”

    Walter Koroshetz, director of NIH’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and co-chair of the new initiative, said his and other departments have been collaborating on ME/CFS for several years but with little success, in part because the initial infection was often unclear and the symptoms diffuse. Now, Koroshetz said, covid is providing scientists with a “natural experiment.”

    “This is our best chance to figure out ME/CFS,” Koroshetz said, “with the resources and an army of people.”

    etc,
     
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    Dx Revision Watch Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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  3. Ash

    Ash Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    :skull::emoji_performing_arts: I’m ducking and weaving.
    I’m twirling, I’m whirling.
    A puff of smoke,
    wave of my cloak.
    On my dust you all choke.
     
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  4. rvallee

    rvallee Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    The least relevant comment is from an NIH researcher, and somehow this is a perfect metaphor for everything. But overall a good article.

    As for the lucrative snake oil market: it only exists because medicine is especially fond of a special type of snake oil and can't let go of it. Doesn't help that some of the worst charlatans have MDs. That never helps.
     
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  5. Sean

    Sean Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Interesting how some of the least self-aware in this world are psychiatrists.

    And by interesting I mean utterly appalling.
     
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    5vforest Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Dear god what can we do to stop these headlines (“chronic fatigue”), especially when they are attached to an otherwise well-informed article!?
     
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  7. Jaybee00

    Jaybee00 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Unfortunately quotes Amy Proal, who has zero data, and not anyone from OMF, etc.
     
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