Shame on @nataliesurely and @emilyecooke for Shure's lazily-reported, ableist, misogynist article on #LongCovid in @newrepublic. It appears that Shure did not speak to a SINGLE longhauler, #pwME, or legitimate LC researcher.
#MECFS #neisvoid
@nataliesurely and @emilyecooke seem to think that it's cute and sexy to drum up drama about whether #LongCovid is *real.* Such an original take!

There are SO many errors and holes in Shure's reporting. The fact is that she didn't do the real reporting required.
Trying to sell the idea that #LongCovid has a psychological origin is easy: it fits right in with the racism and misogyny so many of us w post-infectious illness have dealt with for decades.

There are numerous studies that have shown concrete biomarkers of LC and #MECFS.
But @nataliesurely didn't actually spend the time on research to see that people w #LongCovid have viral persistence.
And putting microclots in ""? That's just insulting to the work of #teamclots researchers like @resiapretorius @dbkell @microbeminded2 @VirusesImmunity
But @nataliesurely and @newrepublic didn't actually speak to any of those researchers.

I have done all of that reading. Why? Because I've had #LongCovid for nearly 2 years. I am not anxious. I am not depressed. What I am is sick of lazy journalists doing longhaulers dirty...
by peddling this misinformation.

Many of us already have to deal with drs/friends/family treating us with disbelief/suspicion. Articles like this from @newrepublic @nataliesurely are going to make life a LOT worse for many people w #LongCovid. How can you sleep knowing that?
@nataliesurely, you need to learn about #ableism & the chronic illness & #disability communities. You do NOT have a right to write about us without us. You have an ethical obligation as a journalist (which I also am) to not harm marginalized people--which you've done.
That @newrepublic, a magazine from the left, is calling #disabled & vulnerable people's lives into question is offensive. What about progressives caring about social justice? This article is an injustice to disabled, chronically ill people (most of whom are women & BIPOC).
Journalists and editors covering #LongCovid, do better!

It's not hard. Longhauler journalists are doing a stellar job, like @mileswgriffis & @fi_lowenstein (who Shure wrote about but doesn't seem to have bothered to speak to.)
#MECFS #neisvoid

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