It is what it is. I ask myself if the researchers who have some idea of the differences between long covid and me/ cfs think that it is reasonable for the governments of the world to put almost all their resources on covid research to find a treatment and diagnostic marker. Gov t dampen any expectation to help me cfs by saying that there could be some me cfs patients used as controls or a solution could be found for them afterwards. Maybe there are no researchers complaining about 98% of the pie going to researching covid. When these policy documents getting government funding were prepared I would have expected it to be fair that there should be some defined amount for me cfs research. A chunk of funds with boundaries around it that it cannot be reallocated for other purposes by government and is specifically for me cfs is in my view what should have happened. When you add in all the diseases that appear to have me cfs as well such as lupus, ms, rhumatoid arthritis, etc etc. i do not know if the long covid population could be that much higher than me cfs.