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Some long-covid patients oppose an exercise trial aiming to help them

By Amanda Morris

22 May 2023 · 6 min read

Editor's Note

The Washington Post reports on a proposed exercise trial for long-covid patients. Some people fear that such a trial could be dangerous for patients suffering from myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS).

A proposed exercise trial for long covid is being criticized by some of the patients the government-funded researchers want to study.

The trial is part of the Researching COVID to Enhance Recovery (RECOVER) initiative, funded by the government for $1.15 billion over four years. It aims to study long covid and help find treatments for the millions of people experiencing a range of long-lasting symptoms, including extreme fatigue, brain fog and shortness of breath.

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