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    Created in 2008, Phoenix Rising is the largest and oldest forum dedicated to furthering the understanding of and finding treatments for complex chronic illnesses such as chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), fibromyalgia (FM), long COVID, postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS), and allied diseases.

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    19th century pandemic with long-covid-ME like symptoms, possibly caused by a now-seasonal coronavirus

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    Some news attention on the Post-COVID link

    An op-ed by Heidi Adams Rueda has been picked up by San Antonio news. UTSA Today: The link between chronic fatigue and COVID's long haul San Antonio Express-News: Commentary: The chronic fatigue-long COVID link Unfortunately, there's the typical stress, emotional/childhood trauma, mental...
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    Editorial: Turning a Corner in ME/CFS Research

    Authors: Derek F. H. Pheby, Kenneth J. Friedman, Modra Murovska, Pawel Zalewski Published: 25 September 2021 doi: 10.3390/medicina57101012 Abstract
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    Long COVID and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A survey of elderly female survivors in Egypt

    Authors: Menna Aeg Aly, Heba G Saber Published: 2021 Sep 19 PMID: 34537995 doi: 10.1111/ijcp.14886 Abstract
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    Insights from myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome may help unravel the pathogenesis of postacute COVID-19 syndrome

    Komaroff AL, Lipkin WI. Insights from myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome may help unravel the pathogenesis of post-acute COVID-19 syndrome. Trends Mol Med. 2021 Sep;27(9):895-906 doi: 10.1016/j.molmed.2021.06.002 Epub 2021 Jun 7 PMID: 34175230 PMCID: PMC8180841 Abstract
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    Neuro-COVID long-haulers exhibit broad dysfunction in T cell memory generation and responses to vaccination

    This article is a preprint and has not been peer-reviewed. Lavanya Visvabharathy, Barbara Hanson, Zachary Orban, Patrick H. Lim, Nicole Palacio, Rishi Jain, Eric Michael Liotta, Pablo Penaloza-MacMaster, Igor J. Koralnik medRxiv 2021.08.08.21261763 doi: 10.1101/2021.08.08.21261763 Summary
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    Long COVID and post-infective fatigue syndrome – a review

    Carolina X Sandler, PhD, Vegard B B Wyller, PhD, Rona Moss-Morris, PhD, Dedra Buchwald, PhD, Esther Crawley, PhD, Jeannine Hautvast, PhD, Ben Z Katz, Hans Knoop, PhD, Paul Little, Renee Taylor, PhD, Knut-Arne Wensaas, PhD, Andrew R Lloyd, PhD, Long COVID and post-infective fatigue syndrome – a...