Sunday, 8 January 2012

Into 2012 Without Care or Cure

A beautifully written blog article by Llewellyn King. Click title for link. Extracts below.

"Wanted: A high-energy, high-profile celebrity to do for ME/CFS what Elizabeth Taylor did for AIDS, what Jerry Lewis did for muscular dystrophy, and what Michael J. Fox is doing for Parkinson’s: raising concern, raising money and banishing stigma. Fox has raised $264 million for Parkinson’s. By contrast, the Chronic Fatigue Immune Deficiency Syndrome Association targeted raising just $2 million for research last year."

"There is no known route to infection, no diagnoses and no cure. Research has been scattered and funded grudgingly at such low levels that Dr. Fred Volinsky of Boston has calculated annual federal funding for ME/CFS at only $1.25 per patient compared to $400 for multiple sclerosis."

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