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    COVID-19 and Chronic Fatigue

    The COVID epidemic has brought Chronic Fatigue into the forefront of post-infection news. Patients who have suffered from the new virus have reported symptoms of CFS/ME after they have recovered from the main infection. Newspapers such as The Washington Post, The Telegraph and New Scientist have become interested in the potential link, and have been providing coverage. Researchers are also very interested in the experience of the post-COVID patients. A recent pre-paper (Qi et al, 2020) outlined findings indicating that stigmatisation was a major issue with survivors, especially women. Chronic fatigue was also noted in 53.6% of patients, indicating that CFS may be one of the main ongoing risks of the…

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    Publications update

    The publications page has been updated to include more papers by more authors. Check back occasionally for even more updates to the bibliography.

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    Hypotheses drive the acquisition of knowledge

    COFFI’s own Dr Vegard Bruun Wyller today published an article in the Norwegian press (Google translate link) discussing the importance of making hypotheses to test in order to challenge prevailing scientific thought in order to find better, more clear ways forward. In recent years, researchers looking into CFS/ME have been under increasing pressure to work only on areas considered to be traditionally unrelated to psychology, which may be limiting the ability of scientists to draw meaningful conclusions. Dr Wyller and his colleagues believe that we must think of scientific research, and the body as a whole, as a continuum instead individual, unrelated items. Research into the causes of CFS/ME remain…