Tag: Long Covid

  • National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins on Plans for Long COVID Research

    By David Tuller, DrPH The US government seems to be taking Long COVID seriously. In December, Congress allocated $1.15 billion over four years for research into the issue. This week, Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, announced the agency’s plans for that funding. (I’ve posted his announcement in full below.) In a […]

  • New Biopsychosocial Paper on Long-Covid and Somatic Symptom Disorder

    By David Tuller, DrPH Biopsychosocial Campaigners Target Long-Covid New papers from the biopsychosocial campaigners often provide opportunities to highlight unwarranted assertions, misleading use of data, and—in particular–associations interpreted as if they were causal relationships and not, well, associations. An article co-authored by Trudie Chalder, a professor of cognitive behavioural therapy at King’s Collge London, and […]

  • Professor Paul Garner’s BMJ Blog Post on His Powerful Cognitions

    By David Tuller, DrPH Professor Paul Garner, an infectious disease doctor at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, has had a rough time with long-Covid. He has written about his experiences in a series of compelling blog posts on BMJ’s site. At first, he bonded with members of the ME/CFS community and expressed shock at […]

  • The Observer Slips Up; ME Association Responds

    By David Tuller, DrPH News organizations continue to misrepresent ME (and its various iterations) in their coverage of what has come to be called long-Covid. A current UK example is Sunday’s Observer article by writer Eleanor Morgan, who is experiencing prolonged symptoms since falling ill last spring. (It’s on The Guardian site; the two organizations […]

  • Professor Chew-Graham’s Apparent Shift in Position on GET/CBT

    By David Tuller, DrPH *October is crowdfunding month at Berkeley. I conduct this project as a senior fellow in public health and journalism and the university’s Center for Global Public Health. If you would like to support the project, here’s the place: https://crowdfund.berkeley.edu/project/22602 Carolyn Chew-Graham, a professor of general practice research at Keele University in Staffordshire […]

  • UK Docs Speak Up on Long-Covid; Mayo Shifts Gears (a Little)

    By David Tuller, DrPH Doctors in UK urge caution on long-Covid exercise advice Despite BMJ’s current dereliction of key editorial oversight responsibilities, it has provided a forum for members of the medical community with Covid-19 and post-Covid symptoms to express their strong views. The reference to current dereliction of key editorial responsibilities involves a case […]

  • Some Stuff about Long-Covid, BMJ and ME

    By David Tuller, DrPH It is clear that there will be much grappling going forward over the similarities and differences between long-Covid and ME (or CFS, or ME/CFS, or whatever this illness or cluster of illnesses is being called). The two entities overlap in some ways, but no one should conflate them. We are past […]