$60m for ME/CFS and COVID-19 research

“Chronic neurological problems [like ME/CFS] have been tied to other types of coronaviruses in the past…We must really look hard, particularly with these types of coronaviruses, for chronic effects that are in the neurological category.”
– Dr. Mady Hornig, Director of Translational Research at the Center for Infection and Immunity at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Increasingly, there are reports of COVID-19 survivors who aren't getting better. Fever. Brain Fog. Joint pain. A body made out of lead. Feeling like a dead battery. A story that people with ME/CFS recognize and know intimately. ME/CFS epidemics have historically followed viral outbreaks and the majority of people with ME/CFS were triggered by a viral infection. The field of ME/CFS research is needed now more than ever, to find answers and improve the lives of millions with ME/CFS and COVID-19.

Solve M.E. is calling for immediate response measures for ME/CFS in the next COVID-19 response package. We are recommending $60m to be authorized for NIH post-viral neuroimmune research, specifically focusing on ME/CFS and COVID-19.

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