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This issue of the ME Global Chronicle contains articles on the following subjects:

Severe ME
ME & children
ME-news from several countries
News from several organizations
News from several authorities
Current ME-research
and a poem to conclude with

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From the editors

Severe ME

The Invisible Ones – On Severe ME/CFS 
The Reality of ME – in pictures 
Always gloriousWhitney Dafoe
A Golden Hour SelfieAnil van der Zee
Life between hope and fearMarieke Suur
Clinicians Can Help People With Severe ME/CFS, Even Unseen – Miriam Tucker
Thought scrambleLeon

ME & children

About MEshort impressive film of an 11-year old ME-patient
Abusive court procedures in France: children and adolescents at risk – MM France
Activity measurement in pediatric chronic fatigue syndromeJason et al. 
Cytokine network analysis in a community-based pediatric sample of patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome – Jason et al. 


If you feel like sharing your experiences on the detrimental effects of overexertion, please mail them to

The BPS-Expertise Center cartoon Djanko   
Toward a critical psychology of MUS, part 1 Jo Hunt
ME-Experiences with exertion 3 cases from the Isle of Man


Retha Viviersa tribute to a monument
Ten years on – somewhere towards the end – Valerie Eliot Smith  
The Whyreview of Hillary Johnson’s new book by Alison May 
Marjolein vs. The Mangrove – a fight against the Dutch healthcare system – Rob O’Brien
ME and My ListBill Clayton
An emergency solution which is no solutioninterview with ME-patient Mieke van Rheenen
What do I miss by being sick?Min of Meer
On Healthcare HubrisJoanne Hunt
Better for everLinda Schoemaker
My life with ME: short videos about how it feels  – Santana Hagedorn
Smile for ME Alice  
Hope Weaver & Freedom with a CatchChristina Baltais
New video: What is ME/CFS?Broken Battery
In the WorldJennie Spotila
Childless through Chronic IllnessAnna Redshaw
Silence from Frontiers on financial conflict of interest in publications – Nina Steinkopf

News from

Isle of Man
The Netherlands
New Zealand
Northern Ireland
South Africa
United Kingdom

News from

Invest in ME Research 
ME International
ME Research UK 
Open Medicine Foundation 
Physios for ME
Smile for ME

News from the following authorities

DWP increases automatic extension of existing PIP awards by up to 12 months

MEA writes to Toby Sanders

WHO (global)
Coding the ME-diagnosis in the USA changes on October 1, 2022

ZonMw (the Netherlands)
Update biomedical research program

Calls & Petitions  – please vote or participate and share!

Norway: Course of illness survey 2022

Denmark Establish a 10 years ME-research program (deadline  December 31, 2022)
Germany BC007 Chance of a cure for millions of suffering people (deadline unknown)
The Netherlands deadline October 15, 2022
New Zealand closed on August 29, 2022 
Northern Ireland no deadline 
United Kingdom no deadline
United States of Amerika no deadline 


Comparison of the Degree of Deconditioning in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Patients with and without Orthostatic Intolerance – (Linda) M.C. van Campen, MD; Frans C. Visser, MD 

How ME/CFS Research Can Provide New Insights Into Long COVID – Perkins & Jason

Pre-illness data reveals differences in multiple metabolites and metabolic pathways in those who do and do not recover from infectious mononucleosis – Jason et al.

Pathophysiology of exercise intolerance in ME/CFS & long COVID – Systrom

Phenotypic characteristics of peripheral immune cells of Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome via transmission electron microscopy: A pilot study –  Jahanbani, Davis, Snyder et al.

Clinical Characteristics of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Diagnosed in Patients with Long COVID – Tokumasu et al.

Inflammations in the brain in MEProf. Jarred Younger

No replication of previously reported association with genetic variants in the T cell receptor alpha (TRA) locus for ME/CFS – Mella, Fluge, Saugstadt, Strand et al.

Survey of Anti-Pathogen Antibody Levels in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – Levine, Hanson et al.

Lessons to help assess comorbid medical conditions – Jason et al.

Activity monitoring and patient-reported outcome measures in ME/CFS patients – Mella & Fluge et al.


IACFS/ME Conference, July 27-20, 2022 – a presentation
Finland  – International Conference on Long Covid & ME/CFS, October 7 & 8, 2022
Northern Ireland  – Annual Conference and Exhibition 2022, October 19 & 20, 2022
Norway – CFS/ME Research Conference 2022, November 21 & 22, 2022
reMEmber conference – November 19, 2022 
Sweden – The many faces of the disease, October 12 & 13, 2022

A poem to conclude with

The Sailing BoatLavinia Capogna

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