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Questions in the Category: Journalist

The News Media

ME Essential Spring 2021

I appreciate all the work that you are doing in getting stories about ME (and Long COVID) into the media. But please could you do something about the headlines and photographs that are used to accompany these items, and some of ’the facts’ about ME that are often boxed into these items. For example, the BBC news item that I’ve just been watching on the overlap with Long COVID has a slide covering common ME symptoms – the top one being ‘extreme tiredness’. This is not helping to educate the public about ME!

Charles Shepherd

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