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Utah doctor joins panel to discuss intersection between chronic fatigue syndrome, ‘long COVID’



PROVO, Utah — Utah Dr. Lucinda Bateman has become renowned for her work on myalgic encephalomyelitis, more commonly known as chronic fatigue syndrome or ME/CFS. On Thursday, Bateman appeared with a panel of experts to discuss a puzzling new medical question: What does ME/CFS have to do with COVID-19? Months after the pandemic began, some patients made a curious discovery — they weren’t getting better. A virus that was supposed to linger for a week or two was, in some cases, causing debilitating symptoms for weeks or months on end.