New era for ME/CFS research as top cytokine study attracts media headlines
The immune systems of patients who have recently developed ME/CFS look markedly different from those who have been ill for much longer, according to a major new study from Drs. Ian Lipkin and Mady Hornig at Columbia University. This shift in immune function hadn’t been seen before.
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letters to media: stop showing tired people

Discussion in 'Action Alerts and Advocacy' started by Samuel, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. Samuel

    Samuel Senior Member

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    The media are at a loss for what pictures or videos to show for the disease. We need to educate them, I think.

    Typically they show people who look tired.

    An attractive and dignified person with oxygen is an excellent portrayal, IMO. A few pictures have been like this, thanks to Andrea (thanks!).

    I also like the two images from the CFSAC testimony.

    Or a person with an IV, perhaps? A person playing sports (before) and lying in bed (after)? A list of symptoms flashing on the screen?

    I think that we have to supply them with ideas by writing them letters.

    What do you think?
     

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