'Strikingly similar’

That’s how President Biden’s Chief Medical Advisor, Dr Anthony Fauci, has described myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and Long COVID: similar debilitating fatigue; similar biology and neurology, similar urgent need for better diagnosis and treatment.  

Emerge Australia is a national organisation providing education, advocacy, research and support services for Australians living with ME/CFS. With the medical and media spotlight currently on Long COVID it is finally bringing ME/CFS out of the shadows and highlighting how proper funding and new research is decades overdue.

Emerge Australia is pleased to have launched the latest element of our awareness campaign with a full-page advert in the Australian Financial Review to give ME/CFS a voice in the national Long COVID conversation.

Emerge Australia is determined to seize this moment to help transform the lives of the estimated 250,000 Australians living with ME/CFS and other post-viral fatigue conditions. Please support our campaign, by sharing it amongst your networks to keep the conversation flowing. And if you possibly can, please make a donation to help people with a disease strikingly similar to Long COVID, expect hardly anyone has heard of it. You can keep up to date with the campaign and Emerge Australia's work by subscribing to our monthly newsletter