2020: looking back at a year of ME/CFS research

2020 was an exceptional year in many ways. The coronavirus pandemic swept across the world causing more than a million deaths and forcing most developed nations into lockdown. Although COVID-19 brought havoc and despair, it also renewed scientific interest in postviral syndromes and myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). Hopefully, this will lead to a breakthrough …

Criticism of the 2020 NICE guideline draft: some things that could be improved

On 10 November 2020, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) released the outline for its new guideline on myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). In a previous blog post, I wrote a summary of this document, highlighting some useful recommendations and notable changes compared to the previous NICE guideline. NICE’s draft was welcomed …

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