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BBC Horizon on M.E. and Long Covid

February 26, 2021

We were very pleased to hear Dr David Strain highlight the fight for people with M.E. to get recognition, respect and research on BBC Horizon last night. Discussing his work with people with M.E. and Long Covid with presenter Dr Xand Van Tulleken, Dr Strain, who is a senior clinical lecturer at the University of Exeter Medical School, said:

"The hope is that, as we develop a treatment for Long Covid, it can then carry over and we can then start treating these people who have had M.E. or CFS for the last 20 years and have been left with what is a life-changing physical illness that they have struggled to get accepted as a disease in its own right."

We are working with doctors and scientists like David to ensure the focus and funding on Long Covid doesn't leave M.E./CFS behind.

You can watch this on BBC iPlayer; the interview starts at 43 minutes into the programme.