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    Is there a legal basis by which ME/CFS researchers can claim the same funding that long COVID scientists get (Congress awarded LC $1.15 billion)?

    The US Congress awarded $1.15 billion in funding over four years to the NIH for research into long COVID (ref: here). So that's about $250 million per year of long COVID research funding. Whereas at present, the NIH only gives $17 million a year for research funding in ME/CFS. $17m is a very...
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