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There is now growing media recognition that a significant proportion of people are experiencing protracted debilitating symptoms after an initial COVID-19 / coronavirus infection.

The symptoms are not predictable, nor are they responsive to traditional forms of treatment. How many people are affected, and how should they be treating themselves to give the best chance of recovery?

0:21 Growing Media Recognition
4:01 What’s Causing It?
6:25 Treatment
9:59 So What Should We Be Doing?
11:11 Activity Management
13:08 Summary

References:

NEWS/OPINION:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-52548843

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/13/opinion/coronavirus-recovery.html

https://www.ft.com/content/91e4482e-d120-49ab-93e3-d314d99b5336

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/coronavirus-could-cause-secondary-illnesses-including-chronic/

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/15/weird-hell-professor-advent-calendar-covid-19-symptoms-paul-garner

https://www.meassociation.org.uk/2018/02/government-funded-me-cfs-trial-one-of-greatest-medical-scandals-of-21st-century-20-february-2018/

SCHOLARLY / BLOGS:

SARS & Chronic Fatigue: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3071317/

BMJ: Paul Garner https://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2020/05/19/paul-garner-covid-19-and-fatigue-a-game-of-snakes-and-ladders/

Open Medicine Foundation: https://www.omf.ngo/2020/04/26/tracking-covid-19-patients/

ECH Alliance / Joan McParland: https://echalliance.com/myalgic-encephalomyelitis-what-do-we-need-to-know-while-expecting-a-rise-in-cases-post-covid-19/

US ME/CFS Clinician Coalition: https://www.omf.ngo/2020/04/26/tracking-covid-19-patients/

RESOURCES:

https://www.meassociation.org.uk/2020/04/covid-19-and-post-viral-fatigue-syndrome-by-dr-charles-shepherd-30-april-2020/

https://www.meassociation.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/MEA-PVF-and-PVFS-Following-Coronavirus-Infection-30.04.20.pdf

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