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  1. SWAlexander

    1934 Los Angeles atypical polio outbreak

    Thank you for pointing it out. Finally!!! I have been saying for years PPS is (part of) ME/CFS. I was laughed at by every doctor telling me "you have no medical credentials." But, I have had all related symptoms since the age of 5 y old. The 1934 Los Angeles County General Hospital epidemic...
  2. SWAlexander

    A new way of thinking and searching

    Hello everybody I was reluctant to report a new and old discovery since many in this forum are low on energy or already overwhelmed with information. Nevertheless I thought, it is important and maybe another way to think about ME/CFS or find one other virus than EBV. Since 2015 I had a hint...