Invest in ME Conference 12: First Class in Every Way
OverTheHills wraps up our series of articles on this year's 12th Invest in ME International Conference (IIMEC12) in London with some reflections on her experience as a patient attending the conference for the first time.
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"Forgotten Plague: A Must See Documentary" - huffpo article

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Kyla, Oct 2, 2015.

  1. Kyla

    Kyla ᴀɴɴɪᴇ ɢꜱᴀᴍᴩᴇʟ

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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-johnson-ii/forgotten-plague-a-must-s_b_8230262.html

    This article is a bit of a mixed bag with some cringe-worthy moments (for me at least), but overall a sympathetic portrayal of ME, and good promotion for the film:

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  2. unto

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    by Kyla
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    This is Ryan Prior's story, however, he is not alone.

    One million individuals are diagnosed with ME/CFS (commonly called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) in the United States alone. Total cost when health care and lost wages are considered is said to be 24 billion annually. Furthermore, women, African Americans and Native Americans are said to be at increased risk for developing the disease...
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    People of any race or social status who have promiscuous relationships and / or less care health / individual are more susceptible to contracting the disease, and then to pass it more easily to other .......
    Since these deficiencies are more prevalent in poorer social classes and less educated, it is greater than the percentage of African-Americans and Native Americans affected by ME ....
    I also believe that the percentages we're used to (0.5% of the population) is only the tip of the jceberg .... maybe we already arrived at 5%, and the US would be more correct to speak of at least 10 million patients
     
  3. Kyla

    Kyla ᴀɴɴɪᴇ ɢꜱᴀᴍᴩᴇʟ

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    I am confused.
    I don't see this quote in the article.
    Is this from somewhere else?

    And why does it say "by Kyla"
    I didn't write this article, just posted a link to it.
     
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    unto Senior Member

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    Kyla sorry, I meant that the portion between the two hatches had your post ...;
    the rest is not in any publication (I think), but it's just my personal
    I thought.
     

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