....It's good to see you here again.
As always, it depends on what you read and what you've read that is an indication of how matters are working out for say Long Haul patients and those of us with ME. At the very least I think we can hope for at least an understanding of post viral symptoms and that, indeed, they do exist and some people simply never recover.
Personally (just my view) I've never thought the answer lay in just one thing or the other....it's different things for different people. I hope with all my heart that at least decent treatment of symptoms will be found for all who suffer....whether it's COVID or ME. I know that in my time my symptoms have changed....moved from one area to another or in some cases, simply disappeared without any special fanfare. Of course I've been fortunate enough to escape the newest viruses....but don't you get sick of being in the house so much? I do.
The young should do as much as possible while they have the willingness and some energy to overcome this matter as much as they can.
I'm totally amazed at what my body has survived through all of this, including my now fractured pelvis in five places plus a fractured vertebra. You know I'm healing and I'm even undergoing a careful amount of PT. It's the first time I've had the joy of seeing & feeling my body recover. I'm getting better day by day and even though I do work at it....the body is capable of healing. Yes, there are very bad times, but we also need to credit and educate ourselves as much as possible. Progress is being made but we're rather stuck with so many other orphan illnesses.
Just don't forget to take care of your bones (investigate carefully first...I'm now returning to vitamins, minerals and enzymes) b/c that seems like an age thing until you're hit in your younger years. Men too, if you're over 70. I'm now 75 and expect it...but lay the foundation much earlier if possible. Better health. Yours, Lenora.