• Black Women Are Fighting to Be Recognized as Long COVID Patients

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    It took five years of chronic pain, nausea, fuzzy thoughts and a cruel mixture of fatigue and insomnia for Wilhelmina Jenkins to be diagnosed with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome. But even after she received that diagnosis, in 1988, she faced her fair share of doubters-not because her symptoms didn't meet the bar for diagnosis, but because she is Black.
    At that time, researchers mistakenly thought ME/CFS, a syndrome that sometimes follows a viral illness and leads to long-term pain, fatigue and other symptoms that can last decades, primarily affected upper-class white...
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